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23rd February 2024 12:00 - 13:00 Online
The focus of these events will be a series of supplier demonstrations to ease the burden of soft market testing.

Semestry is a dynamic tech innovator specialising in timetabling and resource optimisation solutions. With a keen focus on enhancing educational institutions' efficiency, Semestry provides cutting-edge software solutions that streamline processes, ensure optimal resource utilisation and elevate overall operational effectiveness. Combining advanced technology with a commitment to client success, Semestry is a trusted partner in empowering institutions to meet the demands of the modern educational landscape.


Amid unprecedented change in the software landscape for timetabling platforms, more and more institutions are considering their systems strategy and thinking about changing supplier. Implementing a new timetabling platform is not an easy change project, either from an IT perspective or from the wider organisational change perspective. It takes a longer than you expect and is not without significant risk.

The results of a SUMS Consulting survey indicated that few institutions have additional resources in place to enable timetabling functions to fully engage with procurement projects: people are engaging on top of their day jobs.

So, to help the sector deliver such change more effectively, SUMS and SUPC will host a series of events for the timetabling, IT and procurement communities. The main focus of these events will be a series of supplier demonstrations to ease the burden of soft market testing. We will also run a session about procurement to inform timetablers of what to expect from the process and to answer any questions they might have.


*This event series is available to SUMS members and UKUPC members only*

Registrations close at 12pm on Thursday 22nd February 2024. Please 'REGISTER' above to secure your place. Joining instructions will be sent by email closer to the event.

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Lunchtime Series Timetable

These sessions will run from the 9th of February until the 22nd of March at lunchtime. You don’t have to attend every session and different colleagues from institutions can attend as availability dictates. Please sign up for each event individually.


  • 9th February - TechOne Syllabus+
  • 16th February – Celcat
  • 23rd February – Semestry
  • 1st March – Infosilem
  • 8th March – TimeEdit
  • 15th March – EventMap
  • 22nd March – Procurement Best Practice

All sessions to be run 12:00 - 13:00 GMT. All events will open from 11:45am.