Newcastle University to issue digital degree certificates

Written by Sam Trendall on 8 October 2017 in News
News

Institution signs £150,000 contract for electronic issuance of various academic documents

Freshers enrolling at Newcastle University this autumn will receive their degree documentation in digital form.

A newly published contract-award notice published by the university reveals that Dublin-based electronic document specialist Digitary has won a £150,000 deal “to provide secure and verified student documents electronically”.

The university said: “The documents will include the degree parchment, academic transcript and the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) in the first instance, but it is anticipated that this could grow to include further documents in the future.”


Related content


The university’s engagement with Digitary kicked off in June, and runs until the end of 2021.

Newcastle University becomes the latest in a long line of UK institutions to become a Digitary customer, with existing clients including the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Derby, and Sheffield, as well as Liverpool John Moores University and De Montfort University in Leicester. The company claims its technology can help create cost savings and other efficiencies, as well as combatting fraud.

 

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

CCS starts building first Crown Marketplace portals
30 May 2018

Supply-teaching and facilities-management frameworks will be among first to be hosted on new web store, as procurement agency also looks to refresh underlying e-sourcing technology

Liam Maxwell: ‘Transformation is nothing to do with tech – it is about a change of business model’
15 June 2018

Government's national technology adviser discusses why getting digital reforms through the machinery of government may require some help from Jason Bourne

 

Related Sponsored Articles

Don’t Gamble with your password resets!
20 June 2018

The cautionary tale of the Leicestershire teenager who hacked high-ranking officials of NATO allies shows the need for improved password security

5 minutes with an ethical hacker
4 June 2018

BT's Konstantinos Karagiannis explains ethical hacking and why it's important to exploit vulnerabilities