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Glasgow University Apologises After Students Unable To Enrol With £14m MyCampus System

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GLASGOW UNIVERSITY
Glasgow university has apologised to its students after problems with its online system | PA

Glasgow University has been forced to apologise to its students after spending £14m on a new online system which has left pupils unable to enrol.

MyCampus, which replaced the Russell Group university's existing enrolment system WebSurf, was described by one student as "a giant turd".


Graeme Cowie
We used to have system called Websurf, whilst shit around results time was generally not bad. They spent £13m on a giant turd

Complaints about the system included students being enrolled for the wrong degree or being informed compulsory classes were full, according to Herald Scotland.


alice doyle
registration guide: smash computer, throw computer out of window, sob.

A spokesperson for Glasgow University said: "We have experienced technical difficulties with our registration system and would like to apologise to those students affected. We urgently investigated and believe we have resolved the problem.

"We are now rigorously testing the system and until we are confident that registration can continue without any difficulties, we have closed the system to students. We ask for their continued patience and will send all students an e-mail notification when they can access the system."


Glasgow University
Apologies for problems today. Please wait until you receive your Account Access email before attempting to register. Sorry folks!

The university spent millions developing the new system, only for frustrated students to vent their anger and frustration at the apparent incompetence of MyCampus.

Another student tweeted:


Paddy Baxter
It's days like today that make you think; what was ever so bad about pen and paper?

There are more than 16,000 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduates at the university, which will be charging students starting this September up to £9,000 in tuition fees.