Welcome to the Monthly Staff Series for Applications!


Anna Hallett - March 29, 2024

Hello readers and welcome to this new series! At the end of every month a blog post about teams from different sections of Applications will be released to get to know more about the variety across departments, so expect the next post at the end of April all about a team in Project Management. Running […]

Updates from the Events Community


Rebekah Day - October 10, 2023

Join the Events Management Community on Teams! Do you manage or assist with the delivery of events? Joining the friendly Events Management Community (EMC) is the best way to stay up to date with the latest news and advice in the ever-changing world of professional event delivery. There’s no question too big or too small […]

2 Pictures of people sat at round tables at an event with screens in the background.

Getting to know our staff: Silvia Figliozzi, Student Placement Developer


Rebekah Day - August 25, 2023

To help put names to faces and highlight the diverse personalities in the Apps department, we run a regular series of short interviews with our staff. These short interviews feature both new and long-standing members of the department. Silvia Figliozzi works in the Development Services section of the Applications Directorate as a Student Placement Developer. […]

Getting to know our staff: Sam Henderson, Developer


Rebekah Day - August 21, 2023

To help put names to faces and highlight the diverse personalities in the Apps department, we run a regular series of short interviews with our staff. These short interviews feature both new and long-standing members of the department.  Sam Henderson works as a Developer in Student Systems Partnerships, part of the Applications Directorate. Tell us about […]

Getting to know our staff: Dave Berry, Enterprise Architect 


Rebekah Day - August 1, 2023

To help put names to faces and highlight the diverse personalities in the Apps department, we run a regular series of short interviews with our staff. These short interviews feature both new and long-standing members of the department. Tell us about your journey before starting this role: I did a Ph.D. in Computer Science and then […]

Past and Present Student Staff Keep ISG Running


Rebekah Day - July 21, 2023

Taking on part-time work or a year-long placement in the ISG team has provided countless students over the years with practical experience to complement their university learning. Within the Information Services Group and the Applications Directorate, there are many line managers who first came to work at the University as student employees.   Systems and Database […]

A Data Driven Approach to Document De-cluttering


Andrew McFarlane -

SAP BusinessObjects (also known as ‘BI Suite’) is the University’s primary reporting tool, but over the years it has become home to a vast amount of reports. Until now, there has been no practical way of systematically removing old and unused content. With the help of a tool called 360view, the Service Management team and […]

Time(line) for a change: New tool developed for use in ISG SharePoint sites


Brad Marshall - September 30, 2022

A new SharePoint timeline tool has been developed by a member of The University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) Information Services (ISG) team which will enhance organisation and utilisation of list data. The tool has been created by Don Stuckey who was appointed SharePoint Developer in July 2020 within the SharePoint Solutions Service (SPSS) at ISG. Don […]

Student staff members land top graduate scheme offers after completing internships at ISG


Brad Marshall - July 27, 2022

Rachel Weller, who studied Spanish and Classics, started as a Project Management Intern and then became a part-time Project Management Office (PMO) Administrator. She has now received an offer for the Change and Business Solutions Graduate Programme at NatWest in Edinburgh. Ting Hsuan Lin, who studied Business Management, started as a Digital Transformation Intern and […]

Bright future for UniDesk as service is transferred to new owners


Brad Marshall - June 17, 2022

It’s the end of an era but the start of a “bright future” for UniDesk as the service co-founded by the University of Edinburgh (UoE) moves into new ownership. After 11 hugely successful years, in which the service has gone from strength to strength, UniDesk has been transferred to the Higher Education specialist not-for-profit Shared […]