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We are pleased to invite users to attend Scientia’s Annual User Conference and explore this year’s theme:
“Exploring curriculum delivery – the future in your hands”.

The theme has been set to investigate how the cycle of curriculum delivery can be developed to enhance the student’s academic career. What the theme will allow delegates to do is understand the cycle of curriculum delivery away from just timetabling function and plan and schedule over the full student academic career giving increased flexibility and ownership to the student.

What to expect

The Scientia Annual User Conference is the largest gathering of the Scientia user community. The programme consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations, as well as updates from Scientia colleagues.

The invited keynote and plenary lectures cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from inspirational and technical solutions to general educational topics of current interest.

User-contributed presentations are typically organised as breakout sessions covering topics of special interest, together with some of the broad interest delivered as plenary sessions.

Conference Times

Registration opens at 10am on Wednesday 13 March with the first session starting at 10.30am

Conference Agenda

*Indicative agenda subject to change at short notice

 

  • Wednesday 13 March

    10:00 Registration Technical Stream Registration
    10:30 Workshop Session

    Darren Woodward
    Scientia

    Timetabler Application (BYOD)

    Duncan Corbett
    Scientia

    5 Themes: 1 Room

    Account Managers
    Scientia

    Infrastructure on a private and multi-tenant cloud environment

     

    Scientia

    11:30 Lunch Integration via the Anywhere Platform

    Scientia

    12:10 Lunch Lunch Lunch
    12:40 Welcome
    Scientia
    Essex Suite
    12:50 Data, data everywhere

    Andy Youell
    Essex Suite

    Scope4Mation

    Marcel van Steeg
    Scope4Mation

    13:40 Syllabus Plus Anywhere – The road to Anywhere

    Darren Woodward, Scientia
    Essex Suite

    14:30 Refreshment Break and Check-in
    15:45 Timetabler Application (BYOD)

    Duncan Corbett
    Scientia

    Open timetables a DCU experience

    Aengus Gordon
    Dublin City University

    Choice is a four-letter word: The impact of  à la carte’ curriculum choice on the student experience.

    Anne Johnson
    Consultant

    Enabling the Intelligent Digital Campus

    Jonny Armstrong
    Scientia

    16:35 A walk through Timetabler functionality

    Duncan Corbett
    Essex Suite

    18:00 Networking
    Angel Bar
    19:00 Dinner
    Essex Suite
    21:00 Evening Quiz
    Essex Suite
  • Thursday 14 March

     

    8:00 Registration Exams Stream
    Registration
    08:50 Welcome Day 2

    Scientia
    Essex Suite

    09:00 Student Journey – How the flexibility of education can assist students with disabilities.

    Judith Jansen
    Handicap Studie NL
    Essex Suite

    Scientia Exam Pleanary

    Rose Kirkpatrick
    Scientia

    09:50 Timetabler Application (BYOD)

    Duncan Corbett
    Scientia

    Resource Booker 3.0

    Kerry Hunt
    Scientia

    The Edinburgh Model with a Durham Difference

    Antonia Kershaw
    Durham University

    Exam Paper Management Module – demonstration

    Rose Kirkpatrick
    Scientia

    10:40 Coffee / Tea
    Pre-registration
    11:10 Delivery Services Drop-in session

    Consultants
    Scientia

    Adventures in Space & Time: A Resource Booker Journey

    John Hornsby
    The University of Manchester

    In and out data

    Mark Bonetzky
    Kingston University

    Swings and Roundabouts – a Danish Tale of optimising exam room utilisation

    Dorte Jensen
    University of Copenhagen

    12:00 Lunch
    13:10 Timetabler Application (BYOD)

     

    Duncan Corbett
    Scientia

    Resource Booker – the LJMU Journey

    Ian Gould-Jones
    Liverpool John Moores

    Connecting Connect

    Anders Larson
    University Copenhagen

    Interactive workshop on Exam attendance and incident management

    Rose Kirkpatick
    Scientia

    14:00 Publish

    Kerry Hunt
    Scientia

    Artificial Intelligence & Timetabling (or how long until a robot takes my job?)

    Paul Brierley
    The University of Manchester

    Assisted, not automated: scheduling at Sheffield Hallam

    Francesca Burchill
    Sheffield Hallam University

    Best practice community session focussed on scheduling strategy and practice.

    Rose Kirkpatrick
    Scientia

    14:50 Coffee / Tea
    Pre Function area
    15:20 Reimagining Utilisation

    David Beavis
    University of Exeter

    Resource Booker Lightning Session

    Various Presenters

    Optimised HCT Resources through centralised scheduling using SPlus

    Dr Sameh Ghwanmeh
    HCT

    Kingston University

    Lesley Williams

    16:10 Scientia Presents…

    Essex Suite

    17:00 Conference Finish
    18:00 Drinks reception – sponsored by Scientia
    19:00 Dinner
    Essex Suite
    21:00 Entertainment
    Pre-function area
  • Friday 15 March

    08:50 Welcome Day 3

    Scientia
    Essex Suite

    09:00 Build it and they will come!

    Svetlana Khalif
    Monash University

    I’d rather be Anywhere but here…

    Various Presenters

    Reporting and analytical tools

    Darren Woodward
    Scientia

    09:50 Timetabler Application (BYOD)

    Duncan Corbett
    Scientia

    Integration via the Anywhere platform (repeat from Wed)

    Scientia

    Are you ready for Anywhere?

    Darren Woodward
    Scientia

    Mind the gap

    Helen Kirby-Hawkins
    Scientia

    10:40 Coffee / Tea
    pre-function area
    11:10 Now and Next – The existing products story

    Duncan Corbett
    Scientia

    12:00 Closing address

    Scientia
    Essex Suite

    12:10 Lunch

Reasons to attend the conference

  • Over 200 clients from the Scientia user community
  • Client-led solutions for the challenges faced by institutions globally
  • Discover Syllabus Plus Anywhere
  • Over 20 client presentations
  • Product developments
  • Keynote and plenary addresses from industry experts

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions regarding the conference please send an email to Elizabeth_Priestley@scientia.com

 

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