Report for January 2022

Report Date
January 2022

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Programme status: The overall status of the STU programme for January 2022 is AMBER due to Risk 14 noted below but also due to planned strike action which is expected to impact on the progress of STU267.


Risk 14: AMBER - Unresolved issues on how to replace legacy UG & PG Degree Finder application - issue escalated to USG and ISG senior leadership team. Current UG & PG  Degree finder tech stack is legacy end-of-life code , and will get very difficult to make any substantial changes going forward,  if there are any external statutory drivers for change

Project Highlights

  • STU265: Progress made in reaching agreement on objectives and deliverables in the brief
  • STU267: Project made good progress but development work is required and the project is expected to be impacted by strike action in February/March

Please note that the project RAG status is following the revised guidelines: A one-page summary of the IS RAG status indicators is available on this page.


Forward Look - January 2022

Resources to end January 2022

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Programme Manager's Commentary
N/A Planned projects are in progress

Section Three: Projects in Progress

Project Info

Project Manager's Commentary

STU265 G-Cloud replacement of FOI Request planning tool

Category:  Compliance



Stage Milestone Due Date
Deliver Deployment Sign Off 19-Jan-2022
Deliver Legacy ColdFusion Decommissioned 26-Jan-2022
Close Project Closure 02-Feb-2022

RAG Status - Green


Report by Alan Donald for January 2022


  • Records Management agreed to decommission ColdFusion FOI system
  • Decommission process started
  • On-going support provided to Records Management team after the  eCase  go-live on 3rd March


  • N/A

Next Steps

  • Complete closure report
  • Complete decommission of ColdFusion FOI system
  • Close project

STU267 CareerHub migration to the Cloud

Category:  Compliance


Milestone Due Date
Completion of project brief 21-Jan-2021
Delivery 27-May-2022
Close 24-Jun-2022


RAG Status


Report by Susan Ridder-Patrick for January 2022 


Achievements this period

  • Content of brief approved by sponsor
  • 4 out of 5 UAT test plans drafted
  • DPIA session with DPO
  • DPIA drafted with few actions remaining


  • Development required for student and course feed. The estimation and scheduling of this work is required before the milestones can be completed and the project brief finalised
  • Industrial action may impact the project

Next steps

  • Complete DPIA
  • Update the Data Protocol agreement with SSP
  • Confirm completion with Procurement
  • Estimate and schedule the development work
  • Complete project milestones and brief
  • Final UAT test plan to be drafted



Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Only those projects closed from January 2020 onwards are included in this table. A full history of completed projects is available on the programme's website.

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary
STU260 CAM  Degree Finders - Options Appraisal  Project closed in January 2020. The Closure Report is available.
STU266 UG & PG Degree Finder Options Appraisal Project closed in April 2020. The Closure Report is available.




Programme Status
RAG Status
Has formal escalation taken place?