Unit4 Student Management supports the Royal College of Art

Bristol, UK, 


  • College will also transition to Business World Finance on the Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Next generation technology to provide a personalised student interaction

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, has announced that the RCA Royal College of Art (RCA) will expand its Unit4 footprint with the implementation of Unit4 Student Management on the Microsoft Azure cloud.  The RCA will also be upgrading and moving Business World Finance into the cloud. Both projects will support the RCA as the College embarks on an ambitious programme of development, supported by exceptional funding from UK treasury.

Unit4 Student Management will provide RCA students with an intuitive experience across any device to manage their interaction with the college. Student Management and Business World Finance will also support employees’ strategic initiatives with actionable data drawn from built-in analytics.

The RCA is the world’s leading art and design university, topping the QS World University Rankings in the field for the past three years, with alumni including David Hockney, Tracey Emin and James Dyson.

Emma Bayne, Head of Digital Delivery at the RCA says, “After a competitive tender we chose Unit4 Student Management because it offers a great user experience and elegant integration across our existing systems. Unit4 has an excellent understanding of the Higher Education sector with world-leading next-generation technology”.

“We are very pleased to have extended our relationship with the RCA,” said Derren Nisbet, Managing Director of Unit4 in the UK & Ireland. “They understand the advantage Unit4 in the cloud can provide. The college will always have the latest technology so that it can deliver the very best services to stakeholders, including access to important future developments like our artificially intelligent chatbot – Wanda.”

Unit4 is the number one supplier of business systems to Higher Education in the UK & Ireland with over 200 ERP and Student Management systems in use. By helping institutions interact with customers using the first next generation digital student solution, it is growing significant market share in the front office.

About the RCA

The Royal College of Art is the world’s leading university of art and design, placing at Number One in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 QS World University Rankings. Specialising in teaching and research, the RCA offers the degrees of MA, MPhil, MRes and PhD across the disciplines of applied art, fine art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 1,500 Master’s and doctoral students and more than 1,000 professionals interacting with them – including scholars, art and design practitioners, along with specialists, advisers and distinguished visitors. http://www.rca.ac.uk

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