The focus of the Student Journey is to enable an excellent College-wide student administration service through improved visibility of information and consistency of process. A key component of this is to establish a shared source of truth for student and curriculum data.

The Programme team is currently knowledge sharing with Ellucian, our delivery partner, on the College’s requirements and Banner’s capabilities to assess and define how the College will best use Banner to support our student administration. To complement this foundation set-up, work is in progress with departments to understand and capture student record and progression management at a local level to inform the Banner delivery, and to collate curriculum information for Banner programme and module set-up.

The new Banner student information system will be rolled out from September 2018 to replace the Oracle Student System (OSS) in the first instance, enabling students to be registered on modules at the start of the academic year. 

College-wide benefits

Across the student lifecycle, student administration process and system improvements will realise a wide range of benefits for the College, staff and students.

Image displaying College-wide benefits associated with the student lifecycle

This graphic shows the identified benefits associated with the roll-out of the new Banner solution and supporting processes in respect of the student lifecycle.

Implementing a consistent programme data structure across the College, supported through Banner, will allow:

College-wide benefits

  • electronic programme specification and programme information to be published from within Banner to the College's website
  • a consistent and visible student module selection process detailing the required core modules and options available
  • visible assessment expectations leading to better student understanding of workload
  • consistent timetable, transcript and handbook information
  • improved management information and reporting
  • workload transparency
  • reduction in the duplication of effort
  • improved transcripts
  • better decision making
  • process optimisations including automation of certain tasks
  • more efficient timetabling / better use of room resources
  • better planning for future growth
  • enhancement of the College’s ability to report accurately and in good time for both regulatory and operational reports
  • improved compliance, reduction in costs and risks.