Student Administration Refresh and Simplification (StARS)

StARS is a University-wide programme to simplify, standardise and improve our student administration services, enabled by a replacement and upgrade of our student record system.

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Blog: Extenuating circumstances - from problems to solutions in five days (sort of…)

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Dr Kelly Smith, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at Birmingham Business School, gives her perspective on extenuating circumstances and StARS' work to improve the process for student and staff.
Date:
19/04/2021

Blog: A new year – and some changes to StARS

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Dr Emma Robinson, Academic Registrar and StARS+ Sponsor, discusses the recent changes to the programme's scope, looks back at some of the successes of 2020, and looks ahead to what's coming up from StARS+ in 2021.
Date:
26/01/2021

Blog: Perspectives on My Right to Study

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In July, the StARS+ programme and Student Services launched My Right to Study, taking visa checks for international students online. Replacing the in-person checks of previous Welcomes, the new service has in its first three months proven to be a real success for both students and staff alike.
Date:
30/10/2020

Blog: UoB and COVID-19 – how are we doing?

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Mary Li from the StARS+ Business Change and Benefits team reflects on what the Covid-19 response across UK higher education tells us about our own experiences here at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
08/07/2020

Blog: An update from StARS+

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Like everyone in our University community, the StARS+ team has had to adjust what we are doing and how we are doing it during this unprecedented time. Nevertheless, while COVID-19 is inevitably going to affect StARS+'s long-term plans we have been able to continue to make progress on several fronts.
Date:
05/06/2020
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