over student information system
A new, integrated
student information system, Banner2000, went live on April
23, and is now in use by more than 330 administrators
and teachers across campus.
data on admissions, registration, examination and graduation
of 120,000 students registered since 1993. For the first
time, everyone who needs to can write into the system.
A web front end, Banner Web for Faculty, gives access
to lists of students on their modules, print out enrolment
lists and email groups of students.
follows 20 months of development and training. The first
phase of the student information management system (SIMS)
project will be completed by late summer. Users will be
consulted about future developments, including electronic
registration of students.
is produced by the American company SCTCorp and has been
adopted by a number of UK universities including Birmingham,
Greenwich, Liverpool, Leeds Met and Imperial College.
for Communications and IT, Professor David Hogg, said:
"The successful launch of Banner is a major step
forward. We will now develop a variety of new features
to support teaching and learning which will keep the University
at the cutting edge of computer applications in student
For more information
on Banner, visit the MAIS website: