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Student First – The Technology Story: guest speakers at open information session

Student First – Ākonga ki Mua is a business change programme UC is undertaking to transform the student administration experience, so that we can grow student numbers and achieve our strategic goals.

Student First will make our Academic Regulations, business processes and systems modern, user friendly and effective.

We’re implementing exciting new technology solutions, which will provide a seamless experience for students and staff and make UC more resilient, responsive to the market and future trends. Our architecture is unique to UC and we have an industry leading team helping us build it.

Hear all about it  – robust, reliable and future-proofed – Thursday 31 May, 10.30am  – 12pm, Undercroft 101

Join us on Thursday 31 May to hear from Ian Vanstone, Chief Technology Officer at IntegrationWorks. Ian travels the world advising large business clients, and is a highly regarded expert in this area.

We’re working with Ian’s team at IntegrationWorks to ensure that UC’s new systems are robust, reliable and future-proofed.

This provides independent oversight and ensures best practice on Student First.

The discussion will be a high level overview suitable for all levels of technology understanding. Ian will give an overview of the technology story so far, why it’s so special and how we’re working on the Programme. Members of the Student First Programme team, including our Technology Manager Dave Quennell, and Lead Architect Kris Thornley, will be on hand with updates on how we’re tracking.

Curious? All welcome

Come along if you’re curious about what we’re up to, what we’re building and who we’re working with to provide a world-class student administration experience.

The presentation will run for 60 minutes, with 30 minutes for Q&A afterwards with Ian and the Student First Programme team.

What are the benefits of Student First?

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Successful release of myUC: Easy Enrolment and update on Academic Regulations

Tēnā koutou

Following the early release in August of the new online enrolment application (myUC: Easy Enrolment) for teacher education programme applicants, I’m pleased to announce that the Student First Programme team have completed a further release on Wednesday 25 October.

This release extends myUC: Easy Enrolment to all new student applicants across all Colleges and any returning students without an active UC IT account.

The remaining release for 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday 5 December. The December release will let all remaining students use myUC: Easy Enrolment.

Further information and supporting documentation relating to this release is available in the Current Projects section of the Student First Programme intranet site including training documents and feedback we’ve received.

We greatly appreciate all the suggestions and feedback – these continue to be hugely valuable as the Student First project team seek to make a positive impact on the enrolment experience we provide for students and staff.

On another note, I wanted to touch on the other major project delivered by the Student First Programme team in 2017 in the partnership with the Academic Administration Committee and particularly the work of the Academic Deans. This project, which represents the first holistic review in nearly 25 years of our Academic Regulations, is now nearing completion. Following the recent release of the electronic version of the Academic Calendar on 27  September, we’ll be following this up with the distribution of the printed calendar on 15  November.

Introducing simplicity and consistency into our Academic Regulations contributes strongly to shifting the enrolment experience for students to one that is simple, fast and certain. It also provides the foundation for a robust Academic Model that will support UC’s future academic strategies.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who’ve contributed to the Student First Programme and to acknowledge the level of dedication required to get us to this point.

Ngā mihi

Professor Ian Wright
Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Tuarua