November 3, 2014, by Zoë Goodwin

Full approval from University Council

On behalf of Professor Karen Cox, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that funding for Project Transform has been approved by University Council.  Project Transform is the University’s global programme to change the way staff work together by redesigning current academic administration processes.

Following this approval, a contract has been signed with Ciber who will be providing the supporting Oracle software and implementation support. Oracle and Ciber have previously delivered systems at a range of UK and US institutions, including the Universities of Cambridge, Derby, Manchester, Queen’s University Belfast and many more.

With full backing and sponsorship from the University’s leadership, Project Transform will now move towards implementation in the UK, China and Malaysia. The first move from existing ways of working and systems will be completed by June 2015 with the implementation of ‘Enquiries Light’ and related processes. This will improve the way we support prospective students who are enquiring about the University.

Vital to the success of the project is the support from colleagues across the University.  My colleagues in the Project Transform team will be visiting all Schools and Professional Services Departments to provide overviews, plans and updates.  A Transform Network of over 120 colleagues from across the University has been launched to encourage effective awareness and engagement as processes and ways of working are re-designed.

I do want to thank you for your support of the project so far. This is an exciting — and vital — change for the University. This project will bring real improvements to both staff processes and to the student experience.

For more information, please visit the Project Transform website and keep up to date with its blog.

Yours sincerely,


Posted in Uncategorized