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BME Qlik Higher Education User Group Event - Village Hotel, Glasgow
18 November 2016


This is the second user day we have hosted in Scotland and were thrilled that all seven Scottish HEI's could attend. Although there was a good showing from English universities too. Most attendees managed to join us for the pre-user-day dinner. The user day consisted of seven presentation sessions, five delivered by universities and two delivered by BME.

BME has now hosted 15 of these user days in the last 8 years. The event continues to attract many HE Qlikview users, and potential users. Sharing of dashboards, implementation methodology and best practice, together with the networking opportunity these events provide are still seen as the main reason for attendance.



BME Qlikview HE User Day

How BI has influenced and improved institutional efficiency and the wider impact
Joint : University of East London & Anglia Ruskin University
Monitoring student applications in Qlikview
University of Sunderland
Embedding Qlikview on the Web - Integrating multiple Qlikview documents as a
single point of contact for headline stats and an alternative to the Qlikview Access Point
University of the West of Scotland
Bimodal Analytics : The BI and Data Visualisation marketplace today
BME Solutions
How Qlik Sense and Qlikview complement each other | Geographic mapping in Qlikview | New style Qlikview dashboard templates
BME Solutions
DLHE Survey
University of Chichester
Automating Finance
Anglia Ruskin University

Download the programme agenda here

The next BME Qlik user day will be held on 19 May 2017.  Watch this space for the announcement of the venue.  For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.


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BME Qlik Higher Education User Group Event - Crowne Plaza, London Docklands
20 May 2016


With almost 90 attendees from over 40 institutions, this user day had the highest attendance numbers yet.  Quite a few of these attendees were from universities that didn’t use Qlik yet, but were looking to see what other universities had achieved.  We enjoyed a day of very informative and interesting presentations at the Crowne Plaza in the London Docklands on 20 May 2016.  The agenda was packed with sessions around UK higher education dashboards as well as some more technical breakout sessions.

It is pleasing to know that the delegate feedback on these days, which are run every six months, is still incredibly positive.  These user days, this being the 14th one, have been run for seven years now and have supported a very collaborative environment for Qlik Higher Education users.

BME Qlik Higher Education user group

Download the programme agenda here

The next user day will be at the Village Hotel in Glasgow on 18 November.  We will be sending out invitations in August/September. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.


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BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group Event - Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
27 November 2015


Attendees travelled down to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff for the user day. BME hosted the usual dinner the night before the event. Over half the individuals registered for the user day attended the dinner, with the rest of the attendees joining the following morning. The presentations on the day were well delivered and received. There has been a great deal of interest in the Anglia Ruskin University and University of East London Learner analytics Qlikview applications. These applications use data feeds from student attendance and other student touch-point systems to present, monitor and encourage student engagement/success at the university. There was also interest in the new Quantrix software user day (student number forecasting) which will be run annually in September. The next BME Qlik user day will be held on 20 May 2016.

The next BME Qlik user day will be held on 20 May 2016.  Watch this space for the announcement of the venue.  For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.



Key sessions were as follows:

Designing a Student Engagement Monitoring (SEM) application
What to consider before you start and a demonstration of a SEM application
Anglia Ruskin University
Monitoring your floor space
Are you sure you know how many rooms are in your building?
University of Edinburgh
Developing an integrated planning process
Student number forecasting and corresponding academic staff requirement
Bath Spa University
Post Graduate Student Application Reporting
Applications > Offers > Acceptances > Enrolments
Cranfield University
KPI Dashboard
Designing a Corporate KPI Dashboard
University of the West of Scotland
The Qlik Product Roadmap
Platform, Qlikview v12, Qlik Sense v2, NPrinting
Qlik
Breakout Session : Technical Deep Dive
Scripting, Variables, QVD's, Schemas, Loads, Mapping and more
BME Solutions
Dashboards Design
Best practice visualisation
BME Solutions

Download full agenda

 

The user day survey feedback results can be viewed here (comments are hidden).

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BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group Event - Thistle Hotel, Brighton
15 May 2015


The event was hosted at the Thistle Hotel adjacent to the Brighton Pier. Although the weather did not meet "spring time" expectations, the day was a great success. 36 guests attended the drinks and dinner session on the evening preceding the user day and 70 people attended the user day. The day was packed with superb and thought provoking presentations by 6 universities which illustrated the maturity of Business Intelligence in UK Higher Education. As always, the feedback was very positive, with a strong willingness by members to attend future user days. The next user day is scheduled for November.

These user days are run every six months. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.

BME_UserDayBrighton

Key sessions were as follows:

Developing effective learning analytics
University of East London
Human Resources - I am not a number : Counting your staff
University of St Andrews
QlikView in a Planning context: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey
University of Westminster
Time to Complete: Monitoring PGR Student Progression
University of Brighton
Qlikview Technical deep dive
Bath Spa University
NPrinting : Qlikview Report distribution
BME Solutions
The National Student Survey
University of Chichester

The user day survey feedback results can be viewed here (comments are hidden).

To download the 15 May 2015 agenda click here



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Qlik Announces Global Partner Awards at Qonnections : BME celebrates 10 years as a Qlik partner
28 April 2015


Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, today announced the winners of its Annual Global Partner Awards. Presented at Qonnections 2015, the company’s annual Global Partner Summit, the awards recognize the Qlik partner community for excellence in several different categories. The Company also recognized those organizations celebrating ten years of partnership.



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BME sponsor the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA)
Annual Conference - 5/6 February 2015


BME sponsored and exhibited at the Annual HESPA Conference at Loughborough University in February 2015. The theme of the conference was “Maintaining strategic direction amid policy turbulance and global competition”. The event was spread over 2 days and around 160 university strategic planning staff attended. Download the event program here.

BME at HESPA conference


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BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group Event -
21 November 2014


Around 70 people attended the 11th BME Qlikview HE user day. The event was hosted at the Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland. 40 delegates attended the dinner the night before and stayed over at the hotel.  The dinner included a bag piper and a toasting of the haggis. The presentations covered a wide area of HE applications - from HESA return analysis, Governor KPI's, Qlik Sense, Student feedback and implementation methodologies. The feedback was very positive, with a strong willingness by members to attend future user days. The next user day is scheduled for 21 November 2014.

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The user day survey feedback results can be viewed here (comments are hidden).

Key sessions were as follows:

Qlik Sense demonstration and value proposition
BME Solutions
Rant & Rave : Real-time student sentiment via any channel Royal Holloway University
BI for BoG: Developing a KPI application for Governors
University of East London
Student Profile datamart
University of Strathclyde
Using historical HESA data to view the current HESA submission in context
University of Leeds
MSc Dissertations in BI: The Mutual Benefits
University of St Andrews
Our Qlikview early implementation journey
University of the West of Scotland

These user days are run every six months. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.

To download the 21 November 2014 agenda click here



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BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group Event - Queens Hotel. Leeds
16 May 2014


24 institutions attended the 10th BME Qlikview HE user day. The event was hosted at the Queens Hotel in Leeds and was attended by around 40 delegates. Most of the delegates attended the dinner the night before and stayed over at the hotel.  Seeing and learning how other universities have approached and executed their Qlikview deployments featured strongly on the feedback. The next user day is scheduled for 21 November 2014. The user day survey feedback results can be viewed here (comments are hidden).

Key sessions were as follows:

Waves of Opportunity : Qlikview Implementation Journey
University of Leeds
Reallocating Student Fee Income
Bath Spa University
Rant & Rave Student Experience : Your Students, Their Words
Rapide
Building a Student Applications > Offers > Accepts > Enrolments Tracker
BME Solutions
Qlikview Server Management Console maintenance & setup
Informance
Advanced Technical : Data structures, absence management, Gantt charts
BME Solutions
Importing millions of rows of HESA data for beginners
University of London - SOAS

These user days are run every six months. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.

To download the 16 May 2014 agenda click here


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BME sponsor the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA)
Annual Conference - 6/7 February 2014


BME sponsored and exhibited at the Annual HESPA Conference at the University of Warwick in February 2014. The theme of the conference was “Strategy implementation in an HE world of change” – how do we go about realising a vision for our institutions with constantly moving goalposts.  Planning departments are increasingly involved in strategy implementation and change delivery, workshops included sessions on data visualisation,  LEAN,  different approaches to the NSS and planners’ views on strategy implementation, and the conference ended with a panel discussion on the future of funding for HE.

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BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group Event - Hilton London Olympia Hotel
29 November 2013


26 institutions attended the 9th BME Qlikview HE user day. The event was hosted at the Hilton London Olympia Hotel and was attended by around 60 delegates. The day was a great success with a pre-user-day dinner for the 30 attendees staying overnight. The next user day is scheduled for 16 May 2014.  Feedback was again really good with the “opportunity to network with other universities” and see “how other institutions are developing Qlikview” as the key benefit of the day!  Attendees place a high rating on the ability to see how other universities have implemented, rolled out and used Qlikview.

    Key sessions were as follows:

    Geographic Mapping extensions (including UK county borders) BME Solutions / Informance
    Patterns of HE Participation in London University of East London
    Registrations and Strategic Planning Anglia Ruskin University
    The Qlikview Academic Program Qliktech
    Qlikview HEIDI API Connector Bath Spa University
    Student Registration and PGR Supervisor Load Dashboard (breakout 1) University of Glasgow
    Qlikview initial implementation and rollout cycle (breakout 1) University of Strathclyde
    Advanced technical - Qlikview Security and Access Control (breakout 2) BME Solutions
    Q&A - ask the HE Qlikview experts Panel
    Quantrix Modelling - Student Population Forecasting demo Planning Models

    Our post event survey showed excellent feedback and this event will continue to be enthusiastically attended every six months. The user day survey feedback results can be viewed here (comments are hidden).

    For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.

    To download the 29 November 2013 agenda click here

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    Qlikview HEIDI Connector Webinar Recording
    23 August 2013

    Industrial CodeBox, with cooperation with Bath Spa University, have developed a HEIDI API Connector for their product QVSource, which simplifies the way that HEIDI data can be extracted and loaded into QlikView. A webinar was run this week where the connector was presented and demonstrated by Bath Spa University. You can view the webinar recording here.

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    BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group Event - Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre
    17 May 2013


    25 institutions attended the 8th BME Qlikview HE user day. The event was hosted at the Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre Hotel and was attended by around 50 delegates. The day was a great success with a pre-user-day dinner for the 24 attendees staying overnight. The next user day is scheduled for 29 November 2013.  The feedback after the user day highlighted the following issues:

      • The opportunity to network in a relaxed social environment was seen as a key benefit. This allowed attendees to share ideas around how other universities have implemented, rolled out and used Qlikview.

      • Attendees were extremely keen to share development and knowledge around the use of common industry datasets, for example HESA and KIS data.  The idea was raised that a joint task group should be setup to collaborate on developing shared applications.

      • The advanced afternoon breakout sessions were again highly rated and these will continue going forward.

      • There was a demand for the Advanced QlikView Training Workshop.

      Key sessions were as follows:

      Qlikview benchmarking model - Unistats Key Information Set (KIS) BME Solutions
      Student data - applications / enrolments / progression University of Salford
      Development of Placement Tracking Application
      Prototype Attendance Reporting Application
      University of East London
      Student Applications Tracking (breakout 1) University of Leeds
      Qlikview licence pricing for Higher Education (breakout 1) BME Solutions
      Advanced - Alternate states, List Boxes as headers, interactive reports (breakout 2) BME Solutions
      Implementing Qlikview with Graph database NEO4J University of St Andrews

      Our post event survey showed excellent feedback and this event will continue to be enthusiastically attended every six months. The user day survey feedback results can be viewed here (comments are hidden).

      For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com.

      To download the 17 May 2013 agenda click here

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      BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group - Barnett Hill in Guildford
      23 November 2012

      Twenty institutions attended the 7th BME Qlikview HE user day. The event was hosted at the Barnett Hill Sundial Venue in Guildford and was attended by around 50 delegates. With delegate numbers increasing and a now large number of specialist Qlikview developers, it was decided that we would run an advanced user breakout session in the afternoon. This was a first and we will definitely be keeping this format going forward. The user day survey feedback results can be viewed here (comments are hidden).

      ScorecardQ : Displaying measure performance University of Leeds
      The KIS dataset Royal Holloway University
      Space Survey Data University of Chichester
      Human Resources Hierarchies & Reporting Bath Spa University
      Planning a successful Qlikview implementation at your HEI (breakout 1) BME Solutions
      Qlikview Licensing options and costs in Higher Education (breakout 1) Qliktech
      Qlikview data structures/design & technical tips workshop (breakout 2) BME Solutions
      Student Applications and Registrations HE and FE (breakout 2) Ruskin College
      Customer panel - Question and Answer Various
      Qlikview report generation, distribution and scheduling Ometis

      Our post event survey showed excellent feedback and this event will continue to be enthusiastically attended every six months. The next user day event, scheduled for 17 May 2013.

      For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com. To download the 23 November 2012 agenda click here


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      BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group - Queens Hotel in Leeds
      11 May 2012

      This was the 6th BME Qlikview HE user group, which now has over 20 member institutions. The event was hosted at the Queens Hotel in Leeds and attended by around 40 delegates, our largest turnout yet! Over 25 delegates stayed at the hotel overnight and attended the pre-user-day dinner, which facilitated informal networking between different universities and users. There were also opportunities to meet other delegates during the day between sessions and at the restaurant lunch. The following presentations were made on the day:

      International Admissions Recruitment with the iPad and QlikView University of St Andrews
      Combining Student Surveys University of Edinburgh
      Key Performance Indicators Teesside University
      Finance Reporting and Student/Staff Forecasting Bath Spa University
      Designing efficient data structures and data load routines in Qlikview BME Solutions
      Developing an integrated Benchmarking application University of East London
      Designing an end-user orientated Application. HESES survey application. University of Leeds

      Our post event survey showed excellent feedback and this event will continue to be enthusiastically attended every six months. We will be exploring break out sessions for more advanced users at the next user day event, scheduled for 23 November 2012.

      For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com. To download the 11 May 2012 agenda click here

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      BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group - Corsham Court (Bath Spa University)
      4 November 2011

      The user group returned to familar territory at the wonderful Corsham Court venue in Wiltshire. Over half the delegates stayed overnight at the Metheun Arms Hotel on 3th November which allowed informal networking between staff from other universities at the pre-user-day-dinner. The following presentations were made on the day:

      Benchmarking in Higher Education University of East London
      Qlikview for Excel ; Qlikview analyzing your Online Presence Industrial Codebox
      Rolling out Qlikview to hundreds of users Anglia Ruskin University
        University of Leeds
      Qlikview server - Setup, Scheduling & Maintenance Bath Spa University
      Student data reporting Pilot Bournemouth University
      Student Engagement Monitoring - Qlikview and XMPro BME / Professional Adv
      Effective Dashboard Design University of St Andrews
      What's new in Qlikview Version 11 Qliktech

      Our post event survey showed excellent feedback and this event will continue to be enthusiastically attended every six months. The date for the next BME Qlikview HE user day is set for 11 May 2012. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com. To download the 4 November 2011 agenda click here


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      BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group - Whittlebury Hall
      20 May 2011

      For the first time the event was held at a non-University venue, Whittlebury Hall near Towcester in Northamptonshire. About half of the delegates stayed overnight on 19th May and which allowed them to enjoy informal networking with staff from other universities at the pre-user-day-dinner. Qlikview applications were presented by University of Leeds, University of East London, University of St Andrews, Bath Spa University and Qliktech. These applications covered Student Registration Data, Qlikview security and data transformation, Geographic Data Representations, Student Applications, Finance and Qlikview for mobile devices. Our post event survey showed excellent feedback and this event will continue to be enthusiastically attended every six months. The date for the next BME Qlikview HE user day is set for 4 November 2011. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com. To download the 20 May 2011 agenda click here

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      BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group - University of Leeds
      19 November 2010

      The event was again hosted by the University of Leeds at their Weetwood Hall Conference Centre. Many of the attendees stayed overnight at the Conference Centre and were able to enjoy informal networking with staff from other universities at the pre-user-day-dinner. User group numbers continue to increase with around 35 people attending this event. Qlikview applications were presented by University of Leeds, University of East London, Middlesex University, Anglia Ruskin University and Orebro University. These applications covered Student Registration Data, Student Surveys, Geographic Data Representations, Student Applications, Finance and What-If Analysis. Our post event survey showed excellent feedback and this event will continue to be enthusiastically attended every six months. The date for the next BME Qlikview HE user day is set for 20 May 2011. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com. To download the 19 November 2010 agenda click here

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      BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group - Bath Spa University
      21 May 2010

      The second Higher Education Qlikview user group met at Corsham Court in Wiltshire on 21 May 2010. The event was again hosted by Bath Spa University and was the user group has doubled in size in six months! Five universities presented Qlikview applications covering Student data, student destinations, financial reporting, debt analysis, equality & diversity, research and security. Our post event survey showed that all institutions that attended in May will also be in Leeds for the next user day in November 2010. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com. To download the 21 May 2010 agenda click here

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      Student Record Officers Conference : University of Leicester
      12-14 April 2010
      BME Solutions exhibited at the SROC conference in Leicester in April 2010.
      One of the workshops was presented by the University of Leeds who have developed a web-based Academic Planning and Performance application using Qlikview software. Student demographics, programme choices, funding profiles and performance monitoring information are at the heart of planning at the University of Leeds. The aim of this session was to demonstrate the University of Leeds Qlikview application and illustrate how powerful and easy the application was to design, use and rollout. To view the presentation - please click here.

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      BME Qlikview Higher Education User Group - Bath Spa University
      16 October 2009

      Higher Education Qlikview users met at Corsham Court in Wiltshire on 16 October 2009. The event was hosted by Bath Spa University and was the first ever Qlikview User Group meeting aimed at Higher Education. Qlikview applications around topics like google maps, set analysis, application security, human resources and data cleansing were actively discussed. The day was a resounding success and we will be announcing the next user day date and venue in early 2010. For details on how to register for the next user group please contact info@bmesol.com. To download the 16 October 2009 agenda click here

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      Qikview Version 9 Launch - London
      30 July 2009

      Qlikview Version 9 was launched at an event in London's Milllbank Tower. This event was attended by over 200 people from all industries across the UK. Anglia Ruskin University presented their Qlikview application to around 120 of the delegates.

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      Annual University Administrators Conference : University of Exeter
      6-8 April 2009
      BME Solutions promoted Qlikview at the Annual University Administrators Conference. BME co-sponsored the event with a stand in the main exhibition hall. Anglia Ruskin University presented a Qlikview case study to a working group specialising in Student Data Analysis from a range of universities across the UK on 8 April 2009. Click here for the Anglia Ruskin University presentation.

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      Student Record Officers Conference : University of Bradord
      6-7 April 2009

      BME Solutions promoted Qlikview at the Student Record Officers Conference. BME co-sponsored the event with a stand in the atrium. Anglia Ruskin University presented a Qlikview case study to a working group from a range of universities across the UK on 7 April 2009. Click here for information on the conference. Please click here to download the Anglia Ruskin University presentation.


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