Six weeks to go – the countdown is on

With just six weeks until 1 August we are officially in our cutover period!

What is cutover?

This is the length of time we’ve estimated it will take to carry out all the activities needed to get the University up and running and ready for 1 August. We’ve created a day-by-day, detailed plan that covers all the technical and functional activities over the next six weeks, as well as all the communications, engagement and training that will take place.

During cutover we’ll share regular updates about the progress we’re making and outline key activities and dates people need to be aware of for things like the availability of some of our services, system closure dates and deadlines.

How will we share this information? 

Our website

Our website will be our key communications platform and will be updated regularly so check out our Finance pages for the latest news.

Our change champions

Our change champions are a local point of contact in the run up to go live. We’ll try not to overload people with too much information, so we’ll use our network of champions and our School and Directorate Managers to cascade information across the University, making sure it gets to the right people at the right time.

Our staff newsletter

We’ll publish a brief outline of key activity in each staff newsletter in the run up to 1 August.

For more information, email us at

Start your TRAIN-ing today

The newly refreshed training environment  now contains the latest configuration and data for users to practise with, making it as similar to the live system as possible. The business is using the TRAIN environment to carry out its end-to-end testing and you can use it too as we get ready for go live.  Find out what TRAIN is, what’s in it and how to use it in the TRAIN factsheet.