Current Projects

The Academic Services Project Team is currently managing a variety of cross University projects which are helping to transform the campus and to improve the student experience.

Student Administration Refresh and Simplication (StARS)

StARS is a University-wide programme to review, simplify and standardise student-related administration. Working closely with Professional Services and Colleges, it aims to support staff to work more efficiently and make the most effective use of their time, in ways that deliver a better experience for staff and students alike. The programme began in late 2018 and is due to complete in summer 2021.

Members of the Academic Service Project Team are currently project managing strands of this project   

For more information visit the StARS programme pages

UoBe Festival (formerly Enrichment Week)

UoBe Festival will take place the week which falls between the end of Semester 1 and the start of Semester 2 in the New Academic Teaching Year. It will run the week beginning 25th January 2021.

The vision for this week is to offer a series of activities outside the main academic discipline to add value to the students’ portfolio of skills, and to help them to unwind after a busy exam period. It will provide students with a unique opportunity to reengage with the University and the community, take part in collaborative projects, gain additional support and assistance as they approach Semester 2, and give all students the chance to do a range of activities that excite and personally interest them.

Following student testing and feedback, it has been agreed that UoBe Festival will be formed of 5 thematic areas. These are:

  • Community 
  • Skills 
  • Wellbeing 
  • Social 
  • Varsity 

Please feel free to contact the Project Team if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

Sixth College 

The Sixth College concept aims to look at each area of Professional Services, how responsibilities are divided and delivered, resourced and led, with the aim of highlighting opportunities to help enhance the way we work with the Colleges and in order to meet our shared goals.

The Academic Services Project Team are project managing the Sixth College.

For further information please contact the team asprojects@contacts.bham.ac.uk