News and Events
Project, service and people news from Applications Directorate.
EUCLID, the Student Record system, is being enhanced
This new project will fix existing issues in the student record system EUCLID. Staff in Student Systems Operations spend a significant amount of time correcting data issues caused by broken processes or failed automation. The plan is to pass more processing over to Schools, but this will only be possible if the issues are resolved.
Jira annual upgrade successfully completed
Each year we undertake a project to upgrade our project tracking, development and issue management tool Jira. The annual upgrade ensures that we are using the most recent supported version and can take advantage of newly released features and integrations with other Atlassian products.
Unibuddy - An online platform that enables prospective students to chat with student ambassadors
A pilot has recently been launched to coincide with clearing. A Service Management team has been established along with profiles and links to twenty six student ambassadors, accessible via UCAS and the Edinburgh University web-site.
Virtual platform for large events
Contract signed with Eventsair for provision of digital platform for hosting large online events
Annual registration project introduces new online registration for students
The new annual registration process involves all students registering online each year to complete matriculation, providing many benefits for students and staff.
Managing end of life of EUCLID physical servers
The server hosting the student records EUCLID database is being moved from physical servers to Virtual Machine The scope of this project is to move the EUCLID Streams to Virtual Machine. Streams are used to feed all downstream systems off EUCLID. This will be followed by another project for moving the database to VM after the next student records software upgrade in 2021.
Project assesses accessibility of Applications Directorate sites
A review of websites and applications under the Applications Directorate has identified sites which will have their accessibility and statements updated, as part of a current project.
Migration project aims to improve language administration software
CLASS, the software used to manage English language placements for visiting students, is being migrated to a cloud server, as part of a current project.
Project procures new tool for improved ethics management process
A new tool for use in processing ethics approval requests and management has been procured for use across the University, as part of a recent project.
Student Course Load into Library System Alma
A collaborative project between Applications and Library & University Collections to support library services and provide a better student and staff experience through more regular and automated updates to the data required to deliver the Library’s Resource Lists service.