The PALET has ended

Posted on May 1, 2015 by Lindsay Powell-Jones

This was the blog for the JISC-funded PALET project, which ended in July 2012. There will be no further updates posted here.



Supporting Curriculum Design

Posted on December 20, 2011 by palet

In line with the new Education Strategy for Cardiff University, the PALET Project has recently launched a new series of staff development workshops titled ‘Supporting Curriculum Design’, which brings together staff involved in developing curriculum in an Academic Session to work together as a ‘cohort’. Staff from a range of discipline areas signed up to Read moreabout Supporting Curriculum Design


Holy Grails – A Groovy Solution

Posted on October 27, 2011 by palet

One of the main PALET project requirements was to create a single source of course data that can be reused across our corporate systems. This will provide students with a consistent view of programme and module descriptions irrespective of which system they are using e.g. school web sites, prospectus, VLE, printed handbooks and so on. Read moreabout Holy Grails – A Groovy Solution


Harmonising Handbooks

Posted on July 18, 2011 by palet

Over the last few months I have been working with colleagues to develop a template for a harmonised Student Handbook. Early last year, I undertook a full review of the range of handbooks currently produced across the University. There is currently an inconsistent approach to handbooks across the University, with approaches varying between (and sometimes Read moreabout Harmonising Handbooks


Web Services and Portal Developments

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Christopher Graves

A production web-service for publishing module descriptions is now available and ready for testing. This service surfaces module data held in SIMS via the University data hub. Upon completion of the PALET Programme Structures workpackage in July 2011, the data hub will be developed further to hold programme structures and programme information for students. A Read moreabout Web Services and Portal Developments


Students As Partners

Posted on June 17, 2011 by palet

Last week, Sarah Ingram (Academic and University Affairs officer, Cardiff Students’ Union) and I attended the second ‘Students as Partners’ meeting, held as part of the Higher Education Academy ‘Future Directions’ work. The meeting was attended by staff from almost all institutions across Wales, who were accompanied by a range of current and incoming Student Read moreabout Students As Partners


Guest Blog Post – Registry, Governance and Students Directorate Away Day

Posted on May 3, 2011 by palet

Guest Blog Post from Richard Williams, PALET Project Team (Student Systems Development) Each year, colleagues across the Registry, Governance and Students (REGOS) Directorate are invited to attend an away day. The away day this year (April 2011), included presentations from Dr David Grant (Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Elizabeth Treasure (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) on current and planned developments Read moreabout Guest Blog Post – Registry, Governance and Students Directorate Away Day