Corporate Information Systems Group



Who we are

ucisa's Corporate Information Systems Group draws on the experience and shared knowledge of ucisa members involved in the implementation and operation of Lifecycle Business and Corporate Information Systems. The CIS Group carries out an annual survey of all ucisa member institutions to establish a picture of corporate information systems in use across HE and FE.

What we do

This Group drives networking, collaboration and thought leadership by bringing together people with a common interest in the use of corporate information systems in educational institutions. We share best practice and offer useful hints and tips based on real life experience. We act as a base for additional cooperation between educational institutions – and help foster an informed approach to challenges such as sector, supplier and legislative issues.

We contribute to ucisa’s collective view on legislative or operational matters.

Get involved

Every ucisa Higher Education member institution is able to nominate someone as their recognised representative on the Corporate Information Systems Group – usually the most senior staff member tasked with managing Administrative and/or Corporate Information Systems within the institution.

Individual members with an interest in Corporate Information Systems are also welcome to join the CISG email list hosted by JISCmail. The forum provides members with the opportunity for the discussion and exchange of information on the provision of management information, administrative computing and related corporate services. In addition, joining promotes collaboration, knowledge sharing and the chance to exchange views and opinions. 

Information currently under review


Member Email lists

Group discussion lists are to be used by members to discuss subjects of common interest. People entitled to join the list are members of Full and Affiliate member institutions (ie not Corporate members). The lists should not be used to advertise or promote Corporate member or non-members events/services/products. These should be posted via the ucisa-announce list.

For discussions, questions and answers you can

Useful Information

Information on the annual Corporate Information System surveys and results from the CIS 2018 survey

The CIS 2019 Survey is launched have you completed it yet?

Committee Members

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    Gareth McAleese

    Head of Corporate Applications

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    Patrick Daly

    Assistant Director, Learning and Teaching Support

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    Stefan Kaempf

    Deputy Head of Production Management IS Applications

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    James Smith

    Director of IT Services

Upcoming events

Latest News and Views

Coronavirus (COVID19) update 9 from ucisa - additional Microsoft webinars and update from AWS

27 March 2020 View Details
Data Protection and working from home FQAs

The ucisa DPO, Graham Francis, has written a handy guide for team ucisa regarding working from home and GDPR.

26 March 2020 View Details
Coronavirus (COVID19) update 8 from ucisa - helping staff understand limitations of broadband; Microsoft UK EduDay webinar, 23 March, 3pm

23 March 2020 View Details