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Tribal University of the Year

I'm very happy to pass on the news that the University of Edinburgh has been named "University of the Year" by Tribal, the vendor of our student record system.  This reflects the huge effort that we have put in to improving our student administration systems and processes.

Over the past year, we have rolled out systems that let students register online and update their personal details online, which has simplified their dealings with the university administration and improved the quality of the data that we store.  We have used new technology in our user interfaces to make them easier to use and more visually appealing - this technology that was not straightforward to integrate with the Tribal system, so this was a harder task than it may have seemed from outside.  We have also provided an common interface for the final marks of all courses to be uploaded to the student record, making them available earlier.

These improvements have been enabled by the partnership created between Student Systems (previously known as the Academic Registry) and IS Applications.  This partnership was created to let the two divisions work together more effectively, so producing better results for the students and staff who use our systems.

There are more improvements in the pipeline.   In the meantime, I would like to congratulate the Student Systems Partnership for their achievement.


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