The Mass Student Access system is the mechanism used to provide door access to enrolled students.
The MSA does not replace the previous unit-based system; it does, however, have a number of advantages over the old system, which created a unit group for every unit contained within Pheme. In particular, it puts control of the unit allocation back with each School (once the MSA group has been created and assigned to a physical door group). Previously this had to be completed by Security staff.
The following steps are required to create a MSA group.
Once you have opened the webpage, in the "Edit Group" page, there is a link called "Group Managers". Simply select this link and enter the delegate's Pheme username or staff number.
This will allow the delegate the ability to add and remove units to the MSA group in the same manner as the group's creator.
When you return from leave, using the same link and process (as above), you have the option to remove the delegate's Pheme username or Staff number if you so choose.
At the end of semester, the unit will be removed from Pheme (30 days after the unit’s completion date as defined in Callista). At this time, the unit will automatically be removed from the MSA group and any remaining student access deleted.
For an advanced or detailed query, the MSA system will remember the queries used and re-run them on a weekly basis. In the event that units are added as a result of these queries, an email is generated to the group owner advising them of the units that have been automatically added to their MSA groups.
Simple searches are not stored. If you would like to make your queries permanent, this can be done by contacting the ITS Service Desk. A ticket will be raised and your requirements documented for actioning by ITS Application Systems.