9 June 2015
The Inform Team support the University of Law’s Future IT (FIT) programme with communications, engagement and training services.
Today’s students expect traditional methods of teaching to be supplemented by innovative learning techniques, such as online and app-based learning and video. Higher education facilities must be able to compete by providing such modern and varied offerings; this relies on stable and robust IT.
The University of Law have launched the FIT programme to optimise their IT. Phase one of the refresh will provide an improved network, improved WiFi across campuses and Microsoft Office 365 for students and staff. The technology will improve the user experience and allow the University to update key offerings such as the Legal Practice Course (LPC), which provides students with an MSc in Law, Business and Management.
A crucial component of the programme is ensuring that the impact to the University’s student community and its staff is minimal; one of the ways such programmes can ensure this is through communication, engagement and training.
“The Inform Team were a natural choice for us when we were looking for support in these areas,” says Tom Brady, Chief Information Officer at The University. “Inform were highly recommended by colleagues who had experienced their work on similar programmes at other organisations. They understood our programme and our challenges, recommended a suitable approach and were able to execute quickly.”
“The challenge that many organisations face when embarking on IT Transformation is identifying internal resources with the capability and capacity to support the programme,” says Samantha Kinstrey, co-founder and Director of The Inform Team. “A communication, engagement and training programme typically requires a vast range of skills – a strategist, a copywriter, a graphic designer, trainers, a project manager and administrative support – skills that are unlikely to be found in one person. The Inform Team contribute our experience from dozens of other IT Transformation programmes and can mobilise our skilled team very quickly.”
The FIT Programme will directly contribute to the Universities future growth and reinforces its position as the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education.
About The University of Law
The University of Law is the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education. It can trace its origins to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon.
With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal minds.
The Inform Team
The Inform Team is a niche consulting practice, specialising in improving the performance of people and organisations through the effective adoption of technology. Our unique offering combines communications with training strategies to create adoption programmes that really work.
We have a team of consultants who care deeply about delivering business value to our clients, and ensuring the value invested in technology is maximised.
We work with large organisations who have little or no internal capability, experience or capacity to manage their people through the change process.