Why drinking coffee* is important (*other beverages are available)

Presenter: Mick Norman, Data Quality Manager

Institution: University of Kent

Email: M.J.Norman@kent.ac.uk

Format: Presentation : a presentation for most of the session with time for questions at the end.

In this breakout session, Mick will talk about his successes and failures in helping colleagues outside of the student record bubble understand the importance of student data, how it should and shouldn’t be used and why certain fields don’t do what people think they do (e.g. End Date!). From his experiences, Mick will give examples of how informal meetings and agenda-less meetings have often been more productive than formal sessions and how he’s proved the value to management of ‘going for a coffee’.


Data geeks and subject area specialists.