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The Big Day arrived and we went live with SITS!

Following the successful migration of the vast majority of student records over the Bank Holiday weekend from AIS to SITS, The University Leadership Team gave us the green light by making the decision to go ahead with SITS as the main student … Continue reading

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Our First Class student testers!

Huge congratulations to our student testers! Dan and Nathaniel have just finished their first year of studies with Firsts, and Peter, Lucy and Alex are graduating next week – all with Firsts! We’re feeling like proud surrogate parents right now 🙂

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More news and views from our Student Testers

Following on from Nathaniel’s review of his work with us, and as we head towards our Go Live date for SITS this summer, we recently caught up with four more Computer Science student testers who’ve joined us in our office. … Continue reading

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A Student’s View of Working in the SIS Programme Office

We have a guest blogger for our latest post! Nathaniel Read is a first year Computer Science BSc student who’s been working part time with the team as one of our student testers. Here’s his story: Over the last few weeks … Continue reading

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All four faculty hubs now using SID for student enquiries

Back in March we told you how we’d started rolling out SID into the faculty student hubs and were half way through the project, having gone live in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FoHS) and the Faculty of Business, Law … Continue reading

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New SITS system proves it can step up to the mark

As we progress through our journey to move from the current student information system (AIS) to the new system (SITS) it is essential that the University has confidence in its capability. To this end, we were recently challenged to test … Continue reading

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SID roll out to Faculty Student Hubs

  We’re now half way through SID going live in each of the faculty hubs. Health Sciences launched it two weeks ago, and last week Business, Law & Politics went live. This week it’s the turn of Science & Engineering … Continue reading

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SIS Programme Team welcomes ICT Development Team on board

Earlier this month here in the SIS programme office we crammed six more desks in to make room for our ICT Development Team colleagues – who are responsible for supporting the current AIS system – as they came to join … Continue reading

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A beginner’s guide to User Stories

We recently told you about our ‘sprints’ and how these two-week-long work schedules help us prioritise our work in developing the software to do what our users need it to do. The sprints, as we said, are made up of … Continue reading

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Sprinting to the Finishing Line

With all the coverage of the Winter Games at the moment, we thought it’d be timely to tell you more about these ‘sprints’ we keep mentioning. Are they runs, dashes, races, rushes?  Actually they’re none of these – they’re basically … Continue reading

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