University mobilises student timetabling


Rollout believed to be first of its kind at UK higher education institution

Students at the University of Westminster (UoW) will have access to timetables on the move following the implementation of a new mobile solution.

The solution was installed by Advanced Learning, a division of Advanced Computer Software, and was available on smartphones for the university’s 27,000 students and 4,000 staff from last month. Advanced has a five-year contract to provide the solution which works with iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry.

The CIMSGo software, which is compatible with Microsoft products Office 365 or live@edu, allowed for the earliest ever publication of the UoW’a academic timetable and it is believed to be the first time that the university has published the timetable in such a fashion.

It works by integrating timetables into a smartphone’s calendar, while students and staff are also able to share diaries and course information. A room booking facility is also available in the software.

“It is great to have such a powerful and intuitive tool at our disposal. Our students need to be ever more organised in today’s world and we believe the solution will be a great asset,” said University of Westminster deputy vice chancellor professor Rikki Morgan Tamosunas