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A vision for smarter learning

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The University of Glasgow is driven by a clear vision: to enhance its position as one of the world’s best research-intensive universities. To achieve this goal, the university is committed to focusing on the needs of its students and research funders. This means that to streamline systems and processes and continually improve the excellent student experience and world-class research environment it provides.

Results

Improved student and user experience and satisfaction

Improved student and user experience and satisfaction

More than £5.5 million to be saved over the 5-year project

More than £5.5 million to be saved over the 5-year project

Behavioural change; growth in double-sided print and reduction in colour

Behavioural change; growth in double-sided print and reduction in colour

Reduction of more than a third CO2

Reduction of more than a third CO2

59.7% less electricity used

59.7% less electricity used

Secure access alone saves 10 million pages each year

Secure access alone saves 10 million pages each year

Objective

Deliver excellence in learning, while driving effi ciencies and helping to reduce the university’s carbon footprint.

Challenges

• No control over print, in terms of strategy, management or cost

• Poor user experience

• Ambitious environmental targets

• Inherited print infrastructure

• Large and historic estate

• Large and complex audience of users - 30,000 staff and students

Approach

Develop and implement a strategic Managed Print Service across the university.