Self Service update

Self Service – the new computer system that will allow staff and managers to view and update information held about themselves on the University’s HR/Payroll system (SAP) – is almost complete.


The last month has seen a large number of staff from across the University help with testing. This has been a very useful exercise both from the project’s point of view for ironing out any outstanding issues and for staff to get an advanced preview of the functionality.

Once the system is live, staff will be able to update personal details including emergency address/contacts, bank details and equality data, view their payslips online (made available three days before pay day) and request annual leave*.

Rollout of the system is due to begin from mid-September for IT, Faculty Services within Engineering and some areas within Corporate Services. A phased introduction for all other faculties and services will follow from October as local technical adaptations will need to be made.

For further information or to request an overview session of the Self Service, contact the project lead Chris Taylor at

*Management of annual leave through Self Service will be available to you providing your area is using SAP to generate leave quotas and record holiday absences. To ensure that annual leave entitlements are calculated correctly for part-time or full-time irregular hours staff, it is important to have an up-to-date work schedule so it is advisable to notify your local HR contact if your working pattern or hours of work have changed.

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