The University of Leicester Chooses Scientia

December 19, 2017, By Liz Priestley

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Scientia has been chosen to supply a comprehensive timetabling and resource scheduling solution to the University of Leicester. The six-year contract includes a planned upgrade to Syllabus Plus Anywhere, our new cloud-based scheduling platform.

“Scientia finished top in all the decision criteria in what was a very in-depth tender process, so the decision was a straightforward one. Some of the other responders did not meet all of the criteria.”

Angela Baxter, Business Project Manager, Student Lifecycle Change Programme

Along with a detailed and thorough proof of concept, we were able to demonstrate significant investment in our applications and services, and clear roadmaps for their future development.

Leicester is one of the top-ranked universities in the UK. It is the only university to win THE Awards in seven consecutive years, and has been recognised by the Institute of Student Employers (formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters) as the best institution in the UK to prepare students for the world of work.

Founded in 1921 as a memorial to the Great War, Leicester has a proud history of ambitious projects. It was a pioneer in the development of genetic fingerprinting in the 1980s, and home to the team which found King Richard III in 2012.

The Student Lifecycle Change Programme is no lesser an undertaking. The project aspires to “deliver transformational change enabling seamless student services” for its 28,000 taught students. Its objectives are to contribute to improving the student experience and make significant improvements to the systems and processes which underpin that.

A main driver of the project is the need to provide personalised calendars for students: a single and consistent method of displaying real-time data in a single electronic timetable that enables them to coordinate their scheduled lectures and other activities. The University was moved to tender due to insurmountable issues with their current system.

“We’re honoured to have been chosen as Leicester’s new timetabling partner. We look forward to bringing a host of improvements to its scheduling systems and processes.”

James Grashoff, Head of Sales and Marketing EMEAA
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