April 2020

Report Date
April 2020

Last month

  • As with all activities at the university the initial focus has been on making sure all stakeholders are comfortable with remote working and how meetings/communications will work as we progress.
  • We completed analysis of the data gained from our Student Teaching Space Survey and as per the plan will work with Stakeholders to identify and progress the student experience ‘quick wins’ that are clearly established.
  • The project team have also been engaged with Covid-19 response planning.

Risks or issues

  • Students will most likely not be on campus for some or all of the next academic year.

 

Next month.

  • The project team with the support of the Steering Group will identify and begin to action student experience ‘quick wins’.
  • The team will continue to adapt our plans as the Covid19 situation changes. We will look at our revised planning for 20/21.    We anticipate funding needs of 120k rather than the original 200k due to students not being on campus during semester 1.
Project Status
RAG Status
Time
GREEN
Cost
GREEN
Scope
AMBER
Overall
GREEN
RAG Commentary
We anticipated the employment of a large number of students on an ongoing basis. We already had 18 on board and that was set to increase as we built towards our launch at the start of the next academic year. It is early but currently we remain committed to employing students to assist our work. Inevitably the number of students we employ will be a small portion of what was envisaged, but the team feel strongly that student driven planning remains at the core of what we do and we will use the data provided already by our students to resolve the student experience issues they have identified. With this in mind we have readjusted our forecast for student employment across 20/21. This will now be planned on 25 students over the year rather than 50. This will lower the projection spend to £120k.
Change Status
Time
No Change
Cost
No Change
Scope
Within Tolerance
Overall
No Change
Has formal escalation taken place?
No
Activity
Approved budget
0.0 days
Activity this month
0.0 days
Activity this year
0.0 days
Activity to date
0.0 days
Estimate to complete current year
0.0 days
Estimate to complete future years
0.0 days

Project Info

Project
Teaching Space Student Helpers
Code
TSG003
Programme
Learning and Teaching Spaces (TSG)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Colin Forrest
Project Sponsor
Euan Murray
Current Stage
Execute
Status
Suspended
Project Classification
Grow
Start Date
21-Nov-2019
Planning Date
20-Dec-2019
Delivery Date
17-Jul-2020
Close Date
31-Jul-2020
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Discretionary

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