Transforming Our Professional Services


News archive: 2018

News from 2018 and before

Introducing Unitemps, a new way to recruit temporary staff | 3 July 2018

In partnership with Unitemps, UCL is launching a new internal service to recruit temporary staff. Unitemps will support colleagues through the full process of hiring staff.

Tom Rowson takes on TOPS Programme Director role full time | 29 November 2018

It has been announced that Tom Rowson will become the full time Transforming Our Professional Services (TOPS) Programme Director from the beginning of January.

Involving staff in Transforming our Professional Services | 29 November 2018

The Transforming our Professional Services (TOPS) programme is now working with HR, ISD, Procurement, and a cross-UCL staff team to find a replacement for our current recruitment system, ROME.

The Finance Transformer has started | 14 November 2018

The Finance Transformer project kicked off on Tuesday 13 November.

Preparing for Service Transformation | 7 November 2018

We have developed high-level plans of what we need to do to transform our professional services to make them both effective and efficient. In July, UCL Council approved the investment plan to proceed with the transformation in a staged way.

UCL Year Planner Launched | 12 September 2018

As part of the TOPS Programme, we have developed a high level UCL Year Planner to improve visibility of core professional service activities and timelines across the university.

UCL Communities of Practice - how far have we come? | 22 August 2018

Starting as an early change initiative of UCL's Transforming Our Professional Services programme (TOPS), our communities of practice have been in place for over a year.

TOPS Progress - 12 July 2018

TOPS responding to UCL community feedback  In 2017, the TOPS team listened and talked with colleagues across faculties, divisions, institutes and central teams to learn about what our community feel is working well and not so well in professional services.