University of Portsmouth set to transform their student management with SITS:Vision
The University of Portsmouth is a progressive and vibrant university, that delights in creating, sharing and applying knowledge to make a difference to individuals and society. They offer more than 200 undergraduate degrees, 150 postgraduate and doctorate degrees and programmes across all subjects. They are in the top 25 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and The Economist ranked Portsmouth as the UK’s number one university for boosting graduate salaries, with 97% of Portsmouth graduates in work or further study 6 months after they graduated.
The University of Portsmouth was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest rating in the UK Government’s assessment of teaching excellence in higher education. This achievement means they are ranked amongst the top universities in the UK for teaching. They are recognised as “delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students.”
The University required a new SIMS to address their business priorities and improve on business processes in the ever changing Higher Education landscape. Following a comprehensive competitive tender process, they selected Tribal’s SITS:Vision, which will put in place a robust, cloud based digital platform to address their needs. The University of Portsmouth is passionate about the transformative use of technology, SITS:Vision will encourage and support their appetite to be bold with their use of technology.
From recruitment and admissions, through to student support, retention and outcomes, SITS:Vision will enable the University of Portsmouth to deliver an excellent experience for their students, throughout their whole University journey. SITS:Vision will also support the University’s key drivers for change, which include:
- Recognising and sustaining strengths in undergraduate education and growing provision in the areas of postgraduate, part-time, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and flexible modes of study
- Ensuring every student takes part in career enhancing activities, such as placements, exchanges, enterprise, volunteering or work-based learning
- Creating a network of strategic global partnerships to support internationalisation
- Raise expectations and create ladders of opportunity for people in their region to take part in higher education.
The project is currently in the early stages of implementation and the contract is for an initial three-year period, with an option to extend to seven years.
The University of Portsmouth joins Tribal Group’s UK customer base of leading universities, which includes University of Oxford, King’s College London, University of St Andrews, University of Sheffield, Northumbria University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Cardiff University.
Graham Galbraith, Vice Chancellor at the University of Portsmouth said:
“The introduction of SITS:Vision will enable us to save time, create a slicker and more integrated experience for our students, and make the right data accessible to our staff. We will able to tailor support for every student, which is crucial to student wellbeing and success. We are excited to be working with Tribal.”
Speaking on behalf of Tribal Group, Jon Baldwin, Managing Director, Higher Education said:
“We are proud to be working with the University of Portsmouth and we look forward to developing a close partnership with them. SITS:Vision is specifically designed for higher education providers, and will allow the University of Portsmouth to transform every aspect of their student journey.”