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Use of Microsoft SharePoint in UK Higher Education Institutions

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (GMT)

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Use of Microsoft SharePoint by UK Higher Education Institutions

Note: This event is full.

Time: 10.30 - 3.30pm, 25 November 2009

Place: Aeonian Training Centre, Shropshire House, London

  • Do you want to learn about how and why HEIs are using SharePoint? What worked well, lessons learned?
  • Do you want to hear from some HEIs about their experience of implementing SharePoint?
  • Do you want the opportunity to network and learn about real experiences with SharePoint in HEIs and benchmark yourself?

Eduserv are pleased to provide an opportunity to do this at this event, which is free and open to all HEI staff – IT/Information Managers, SharePoint project managers, academics, administrators, learning technologists.


10.30 - 11.00am Tea and Coffee
11.00 - 11.30am Introduction (Stephen Butcher, Eduserv)
  • the project & purpose of this event
Project findings – highlights (Julie McLeod, Northumbria University)
  • Literature review; telephone survey of IT Directors; online survey; case studies; community consultation
 11.30 -12.45pm Case examples of SharePoint in the HEIs
  • Case 1: The Web Portal Platform - Enabling the Smart Campus of the Future
Independent expert Peter Yeadon shares his recent work within the HE sector, developing a "Smart Campus" vision which has positioned the SharePoint platform at the centre of efforts to meet and exceed the rising expectations of students and staff.
  • Case 2: Tailoring Team Sites/Reorganising around SharePoint, University of West of England
Peter Gilbert shares how the University of West of England gained some quick wins with their early SharePoint implementations and their move into more strategic teaching and administration applications. He highlights the need to tailor team sites.
 12.45 - 1.45pm
Lunch and networking
 1.45 - 3.00pm Case examples of SharePoint in the HEIs
  • Case 3: Improving services for students using SharePoint, University of Glasgow

Colin Farrow and Diane Montgomery explain the development of the student portal about to be launched at Glasgow University which will enable students to collect their own information from various university systems (e.g. SITS, library services, printing, the VLE). They share the challenge of developing a single sign on and their vision for a feature rich communication and collaborative environment.

  • Case 4: SharePoint for teaching and learning, University of Kent

Dr Les Walczowski, Director of Learning and Teaching presents the use of SharePoint as a framework for a Learning Management Portal System for students in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts

 3.00 - 3.30pm Tea and networking - close

The event is part of a study into the use of SharePoint in the HE sector conducted by Northumbria University ( for Eduserv.

Places are limited; booking is on a first-come first-served basis. 


Aeonian Training Centre2nd Floor
Shropshire House
2-10 Capper Street
London WC1E 6JA

(Off Tottenham Court Road, 10 min walk from Kings Cross).


Have questions about Use of Microsoft SharePoint in UK Higher Education Institutions? Contact Eduserv Chest

When & Where

Aeonian Training Centre
2nd Floor, Shropshire House
2-10 Capper Street,
WC1E6JA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (GMT)

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