Sutton Bonington lecture hall

June 30, 2017, by Jessica Watson

Starting next week – July roadshows

Next week, our July Student Services and Admissions roadshows kick off with two events at University Park. The roadshows will continue throughout July, with sessions held on six UK campuses including Derby Royal Hospital and Sutton Bonington.

What will we be talking about?

You might know from previous events that the roadshows are an opportunity to learn the latest about Project Transform. For those of you who want to know a bit more, we’ve got a first look at the content of the events.

Here are the highlights…

  • Following on from the announcement that some of the UK go-live dates will be rescheduled, part of the presentation will be about the revised project timelines. For Admissions, this includes more detail about data migration and validation timeframes. For Student Services, we’ll be looking at the future go-live dates.
  • We’ve got updates on activity in the project, including systems access, training and business readiness in both Admissions and Student Services.
  • There will be a look at how we expect key processes to work for the start of the new academic year.

Attendees will also have plenty of time for questions at the end of the presentation. If you’d like to know about something that isn’t covered in the presentation, you can ask the presenters as part of the group, or one-to-one at the end of the session.

When and where?

All staff from across the University are invited to the events.

The events will be hosted by the Faculty Pro Vice Chancellors, or a representative, and the Registrar. Staff from Student Services and Admissions will present and they will also be on hand to answer questions at the end of the presentation. We expect each roadshow to take about an hour, with the last half hour being open for questions.

You can see the list of events below. There is no need to book and you can come to any event.

  • Wednesday 5 July, 2:30pm: B1 Physics Building, University Park – hosted by Prof Jeremy Gregory, Faculty PVC for Arts
  • Friday 7 July, 1:30pm: Coates Auditorium, Coates Building, University Park – hosted by Prof Andrew Long, Faculty PVC for Engineering
  • Tuesday 11 July, 11:30am: CLT2 The Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus – hosted Prof Todd Landman, Faculty PVC for Social Sciences
  • Wednesday 12 July, 11:30am: Lecture Theatre (A2016), Derby Royal Hospital – hosted by Prof Philip Atherton, Professor of Clinical, Metabolic & Molecular Physiology
  • Thursday 13 July, 11:30am: A33 Food Sciences, Sutton Bonington – hosted by Prof Matt Dickinson, Professor of Plant Pathology
  • Monday 17 July, 2:30pm: Studio 7, King’s Meadow Campus – hosted by Paul Greatrix, Registrar
  • Friday 21 July, 11:30am: A4, Medical School – hosted by Prof John Atherton, Faculty PVC for Medicine and Health Sciences

Based at another campus?

We’re planning on recording the Jubilee event so colleagues who can’t make any of the dates above will be able to see the presentation. Look out for more information towards the end of July.

Missed us in April and May?

These roadshows follow on from the similar events held in April and May. Over 500 staff from across the University came to those sessions to hear the latest about Project Transform.

If you missed the April and May events and want to catch up, a video is available of the event at Jubilee campus (Workspace log-on needed). You can listen to an overview of what students, academics and administrative staff will be able to use the system for. Be aware that these sessions took place before the announcement about the reschedule so the timelines mentioned in the presentation are incorrect.

You can also find the presentation slides on Workspace.

Answers to questions from the April and May events

The audience had plenty of insightful questions for the presenters in April and May. The Business Readiness Team have now published answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on their Workspace (log-on needed). The topics covered are:

  • Training
  • Accessing Campus Solutions
  • Other IT systems, including legacy systems
  • Campus Solutions functionality
  • Changes to terminology

The team will also be collecting the questions attendees ask at the July roadshows. Look out for more information about the answers to those questions later in the year.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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