New Universal Programme and Module Catalogue (UPMC) will go live October 2011

The UPMC Project Steering Group has taken the decision to postpone the go-live date for the new Universal Programme and Module Catalogue (UPMC)* until October 2011.

This will ensure that there is sufficient time for the thorough user testing and fine-tuning which will ensure that we launch an effective system.

The University is working with the business and software services company Unit4 to develop the new UPMC based on the Agresso Curriculum Management System (ACMS).  The baseline product is being enhanced to ensure it meets the needs of an institution of our size and complexity.

Significant progress has been made, but there has been some slippage against the planned schedule due to the complexities associated with enhancing the baseline product to meet our needs and configuring the system to match our complex infrastructure.

Further information about the project can be found on the project webpage.

How can you help?

  1. It will be important that relevant staff from all the faculties, schools and services take part in the testing and training which will begin in May. The project team will contact staff in the coming months to ask for volunteers, but if you wish to express an interest in being part of this activity now please contact the project manger.

  2. As many programmes and modules as possible need to be completed by the end of the approval cycle on 31 March 2011. Any modules and programmes which are approved or amended after the end of the cycle may result in additional work for a school since approval after the bulk migration may require the school to re-enter material onto the new system.

If you have queries or comments about any aspect of the UPMC project, please email the project manager, Ian Elston or call extension: 36709.

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