Report for June 2022

Report Date
June 2022

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Programme status: The overall status of the STU programme for June 2022 is AMBER  due to postponement of go live on STU267 with issues still unresolved.

Funding is also not yet confirmed for projects requested in 22/23.


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: GREEN - Final decommissioning tasks being completed with Closure taking place at start of July.
  • STU267: RED - Issues are still unresolved resulting in increased cost and no indication of when milestones can be rescheduled to. Project priority has been increased and escalations are in place to get the issues resolved.

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 - June 2022

Resources to end June 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


Milestone Due Date
Project Closure 01-Jul-2022

RAG Status


Report by Alan Donald for June 2022


  • Decommission Process completed following removal of records from Abacus and PMP
  • On-going support provided to Records Management team after the  eCase  go-live
  • Closure Report signed off


  • N/A

Next Steps

  • Complete decommission of ColdFusion FOI system
  • Close project

STU267 CareerHub migration to the Cloud

Category:  Discretionary

Milestones - To be re-planned

Milestone Due Date
Build & Integration Review 29-Apr-2022
Pen testing completed 20-May-2022
User Acceptance Testing completed 20-May-2022
EQIA updated to reflect now a cloud service 20-May-2022
Delivery 27-May-2022
Delivery sign-off 10-Jun-2022
Closure 24-Jun-2022


RAG Status


Report by Susan Ridder-Patrick for June 2022 


Achievements this period

  • Priority of project has been raised from NORMAL to HIGHER


  • JIRA 18 - Issue with  performance of file transfer in Load Balancer is still not resolved. ITI have made a setting change and this is now back with Dev Tech
  • JIRA 19 - A new issue was identified in June where there is a character set difference in the file being passed to the supplier. The supplier expects the standard Unicode UTF-8 format (as per on-premise) but at some point during the file generation and transfer to cloud process, the character set is being set to a different character set. This is resulting to unacceptable data formatting for special charaters in the unihub cloud service. Investigations so far are indicating that the incorrect character set is being applied during the EUGEX file generation process
  • Budget for the project is going to be increased

Next steps

  • Resolve two open issues and enable full end-to-end suucessful test in TEST.
  • Reschedule pen testing & go live
  • Deployment
  • Closure


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?