Enterprise Architecture

Join our EA Community

Find out how members of staff and others can keep in touch with us, and work in partnership with us. You can also join communities of practice for enterprise architects across the Higher Education sector.

EA Blog

The EA section post occasional articles about our work on a blog.  Unlike the other entries on this page, the blog is world-readable.

View the EA Blog

Collaborating on projects

We work with key staff on relevant projects to help you model your business processes, your data, or your applications architecture. We are always open to work with colleagues on connecting your work to the overall University data model and application architecture. If you would like to collaborate, please get in touch.

How Enterprise Architecture can help you

Related Groups

Data Stewards

A data steward is the person who is responsible for looking after a particular set of the University's administrative data.  Members of staff may need to speak to a data steward if you wish to use their data set.  

If you are a data steward, you can join the data steward community.  There is the potential to hold events for University data stewards, for example to learn about any changes to law, processes or policy.

Data Stewards and golden copy data

Data Governance Group

The Data Governance Group recommends policies regarding data stewards, data confidentiality, protocols for requesting access to data, and similar concerns.  The group also reviews the federated University Data Model.  Members of staff may contact their representative to learn more about these policies or to raise issues relating to these concerns.

Data Governance Group SharePoint site (University login required) 

Advisory Group

The Enterprise Architecture section draws on technical expertise and direction from an advisory group, which includes other members of Information Services along with  the college Heads of IT. 

External groups

These groups are useful forums for sharing EA techniques and learning from other institutions.

The UCISA Enterprise Architecture special interest group brings together people with an interest in setting a vision, adopting, developing and disseminating best practices and awareness of Enterprise Architecture and how it is evolving to meet the needs of the UK HE & FE sector.  It runs a mailing list and occasional events.  The UICSA EA Group also collaborates with CAUDIT in Australia and EDUCAUSE in North America to published the Higher Education Reference Model.


The EDUCAUSE ITANA community group serves as the outreach arm of EDUCAUSE for Enterprise, Business and Technical Architects in Academia.  The group hosts conference calls every second week and organises an annual face-to-face event at the EDUCAUSE conference.


The CRM Network HE is a support and information sharing network for CRM professionals working within the Higher Education sector.

CRM Network HE

EA in other Universities

Many other universities have an enterprise architecture team.  Only a few have public websites, of which the following are examples.

Harvard University

University of Washington

University of Michigan