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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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A Day in the Life of a Trainer

In another of our ‘behind the scenes’ insights into our programme and the people who are making it happen, today we dip into the world of our training team. Training manager Emma, and training officers Blake and Beccie, deliver training … Continue reading

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Student Testers join our team

January marked the start of a new initiative between the SIS programme and some of the University’s computer science students. We decided last Autumn that we’d like to offer around a dozen students the opportunity of gaining some experience with … Continue reading

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2017. Didn’t we do well!

As we head towards the end of 2017 we thought we’d share a quick recap of some of our achievements on the SIS programme this year. It’s been a  year of much behind-the-scenes work to get elements of the system … Continue reading

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