University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has a clear and exciting strategic plan which places emphasis upon applied learning, strong academic disciplines and a clear commitment to innovation, enterprise and knowledge transfer. This connected university is driving through structural and strategic change which is closely associated with industry, business and enterprise. The University has a clear national profile – delivering for Wales and celebrating its distinctiveness on a UK and international stage.
Following the mergers students and staff at UWTSD were faced with different views when they wanted to access digital resources as Beth Jones, project manager at the University explained. "Learner experience is important to UWTSD and so we wanted to improve the experience for both students as well as staff across all our sites by offering them the same single-screen view of all their important digital assets, and using single sign-on it only required one set of login credentials.
"People were struggling to remember links to applications such as email so it was important that we were able to provide an easy-to-use and attractive solution that would save them time and improve the service the University delivered."
Initially, UWTSD looked at developing the solution in-house but realised that this would not be very cost-effective and would also require significant investment to maintain going forward. After reviewing the options they chose the myday solution from Collabco. "We could see straight away that all the functionality we needed was already available within myday," said Beth. "That, coupled with the very user-friendly and student-centric look and feel made it the ideal choice for us."
"Collabco are great to work with," Beth concluded. "Whenever we have had a question or problem they have responded quickly and found an answer. Based on our feedback we will shortly be receiving an updated and improved version of myday which shows that they are really committed to improving even further what is already a great product."