I am a Past President of HEUG having previously served as EMEA Representative, the Vice-President Product and President.
I have 22 years experience in Higher Education with a remit including management information, strategic planning, resource allocation and process improvement. I was the Project Director for the successful Campus Solutions implementation at LJMU before moving to the University of Glasgow initially leading their Campus Solutions Support & Development team. Last year I was asked to set up a new Service focused on the Student Digital Experience at UoG, maximising the use of appropriate technology across all our student facing and student supporting services and processes.
I am a committed supporter of the Advisory Groups – currently acting as Board Liaison to the Admissions PAG and previously to the Student Records PAG (a role I enjoy enormously!). The AGs form the heart of the HEUG organisation, bringing together members who have such enthusiasm and energy – providing advice, guidance, information and support to their members and working closely with Oracle Product Strategists to advocate the needs of the community and influence future product direction. A strong relationship between the Board and the PAGs is critical to the ongoing success of the HEUG organisation and one I hope to continue to develop.
Through involvement with the HEUG I have had the benefit of sharing the experiences, expertise and solutions from multiple institutions in the EMEA and more recently Latin America and Australia (and of meeting some great people!). This has demonstrated how much institutions, across the our regions have in common, whilst still recognising the diversity, and how much can be gained from working collaboratively at all stages of implementation and development - something I am committed to encouraging and supporting. At a time when the Higher Education offering from Oracle is developing at a pace, I see a real opportunity to bring the HEUG community together wherever there is common ground, or wherever there is a critical local requirement needing support, to collaborate over exploration of new functionality and to feedback to Oracle in a coordinated way. Forging a strong network of users in this way provides the foundation for collaborative working to ensure we all maximise the return on our investment in the system as it evolves.