Terms of reference

  1. Set the prioritised list of capability, service and platform enhancements for University mobile app development.
    • Clarify the compelling case for each enhancement
    • Determine prerequisites for delivery
    • Where required, to make to the case to BSSG where financial investments are required.
  1. Decide the ongoing programme of enhancements, where appropriate bundled into formal ‘releases’.
  1. Manage the overall ‘shape’ of mobile app development, including positions of mini-apps in the overall hierarchy, approval of all University branded apps and maintenance of the University app store.
  1. Oversee the publicity and promotion of ‘in-house’ mobile app development and consider intellectual property ownership and commercialisation of Apps developed by members of staff, students and third party providers.
  1. To develop a framework of standards and guidelines for UoB endorsed mobile apps
  1. Provide input for the longer term direction for university mobile apps

Reporting Relationship

Reports to IT Look and Feel Group and BSSG, providing (typically termly) progress status reports, and acting as the route for any proposals for additional funding for University apps. 

Current Membership
Chair - Academic Services Jo Bryan (Student Services)
Interim Chair - IT Services Tara Lamplough (Application Services)
Academic Services Lisa Anderson (Library Services) 
Academic Services Jane James (CLAD)
IT Services  Dawn Petherick (Application Services)
IT Services  Tara Lamplough (Application Services)
IT Services  Laura Brown (Application Services)
IT Services  Jon Winterbourn (Application Services)
IT Services Murray White (Application Services)
IT Services David Deighton (Architecture, Security and Innovation)
IT Services Nandy Milan (Innovation Team)
Alta Innovations John Pearson
External Relations Matt Edwards (Design and Publications) 
External Relations  Paul Madden
Hospitality and Accommodation Services   Elizabeth Eustace
Hospitality and Accommodation Services   Abby Kendrick
Hospitality and Accommodation Services   Andrew Aldridge
College of Life and Environmental Sciences Tom Mandall (College Student Engagement Projects Officer)
Guild of Students Adam Tipper (Marketing and Communications)
Guild of Students Molly Wright (Student Representative)
Secretary Joshua Rudd (Student Services)


Professional Services