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The latest news from Information Services.

Need Help Hiring? Extra Support Available for Hiring Managers

Assistance is available to hiring managers who need to navigate the new recruitment process

Stellar job completed – All Emails Moved to Office 365 for School of Physics and Astronomy 

In a move to modernise and enhance the security of email services, all remaining externally hosted mail accounts were successfully migrated to UoE Microsoft Office 365 accounts. 

New Python vs. R Course - Share Your Expertise! 

Share your feedback and expertise on Python and R programming to improve a new training course

Develop your Data Skills in 2023 

There are still places available on the Developing Your Data Skills Programme on various cohorts starting between 17th Jan and 1st Feb. 

Lunchtime Seminar January 26 2023 - Hear about the HR Data Feed for Schools

The Applications Directorate run a programme of Lunchtime Seminars to update colleagues and share information on the work that we do and the services we provide.  On Thursday 26th January, we will hear about the exciting work being done on the 'HR Data Feed for Schools.'

Winners Announced – IS Staff Photography Competition

The annual Information Services Group Photography Competition has announced two winners of the 2022 competition based on this year's theme of ‘connection.’

You can help to update the Committees Intranet Solution

Workshops will be announced in the near future where staff can outline their requirements for the Committees Intranet Solution. This will inform the scope of the work undertaken by the project team.

Join the Events Management Community: Learn, share and drive the future of events at the University of Edinburgh

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Are you involved in planning, organising and running events at the University of Edinburgh (UoE)? If so, we would love for you to join our community and hear your voices to help drive the future of events and their provision.

Huge success for 'better than ever' Results Days Helpline

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A results day helpline and clearing call-centre has again been delivered efficiently and effectively to support students on to the next stage of their education, thanks to the efforts of the University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) Information Services Group (ISG).

Time(line) for a change: New tool developed for use in ISG SharePoint sites

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A new SharePoint timeline tool has been developed by a member of The University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) Information Services (ISG) team which will enhance organisation and utilisation of list data.

ISG staff member Stevie Allison completes mighty marathon hike for Macmillan Cancer Support

Stevie Allison, Service Operations Coordinator, with family and friends after completing Macmillan Cancer Support Rob Roy Mighty
An intrepid member of ISG’s Service Management team has taken on a mammoth hiking challenge to raise money to support people battling cancer.

Adapting systems for the new student support model

The University of Edinburgh's (UoE) student records system (EUCLID) has been adapted in response to the new student support model rolled out across the UoE, which will bring a range of benefits to students, staff and data protection.

Helping students attain highly desirable skills in project management

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ISG's Project Management Office (PMO) has been delivering online training events to help students gain practical project management skills that both help with their studies and provide sought-after skills for their future careers.

Student Records system Data Future(s) proofed

Students at the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering
The Student Record system EUCLID has been restructured to augment the return of University of Edinburgh (UoE) data as part of a transformational, UK-wide project.

Student staff members land top graduate scheme offers after completing internships at ISG

ISG interns and student staff members Rachel Weller (left) and Ting Hsuan Lin (right)
Two talented and hardworking student Information Services (ISG) staff members and interns have received offers from highly competitive graduate schemes and have spoken about the experiences and skills they gained during their time with the department.

In safe hands: New Accident and Incident Reporting system launches

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The University of Edinburgh’s Health and Safety Department has launched a new system to support the reporting and recording of any accidents or incidents which affect its staff, students and visitors while working, studying and living on UoE grounds. The new system has been developed by The University of Edinburgh’s Information Services Applications (IS Apps).