Google Data Studio training

In 2017, Google Analytics training was created as core course on the digital visa. The training introduced participants to key Google Analytics terminology and walked through creating a dashboard in Google Analytics. However, not long after, I became aware of …

Wednesday 21 March 2018 | Training

Migrating WordPress multisite to WP Engine

The University hosts a multisite WordPress installation ( that provides websites and blogs for over 200 research groups and other University organisations. WordPress enables University staff and students to quickly create a website or blog and configure and administer it …

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | WordPress

Colour palette of University of St Andrews

All colour is emotive, and the University of St Andrews colour palette has been designed to reflect the values, energy and vitality of our institution. Colour is a key part of our visual identity and care should be taken when …

Friday 16 March 2018 | Design

T44U – Glasgow 2018

The T44U user group meeting in Glasgow on the 6 February was a great opportunity to meet up with others who are using the T4 content managements system and to find out the latest developments from TerminalFour. There were about …

Monday 5 March 2018 | T44U

Bringing in the stakeholders

As part of the external website project to create a new, centralised, section of the website for research information, the digital communications team has taken a slightly new approach to how we engage with stakeholders.

Friday 2 March 2018 | Agile

Why duplicating content creates risk

One of the main drivers behind the external website programme is to centralise data for external users which has previously been held across various School websites, blogs, department subpages, etc.

Tuesday 27 February 2018 | Content

Visual identity of University of St Andrews

As our communications continue to grow in both pace and complexity, we need to ensure that our corporate identity is presented in a clear, controlled and consistent manner. The University of St Andrews is a global institution and our visual …

Thursday 22 February 2018 | Design

Social media training under maintenance

Based on helpful feedback we have received from the Social media: the basics course (one of the compulsory courses we offer on the digital visa programme), we have decided to redevelop the training to provide three different levels of social …

Wednesday 14 February 2018 | Training

What not to post on social media

What type of content should you be sharing on social media? Generally, images and videos perform better than plain text, but there are no set rules. What might work well for one publisher might not work as well for another. It …

Tuesday 13 February 2018 | Social Media

New team member

Hi, my name is Nick. On 15 January, I became the latest member to join the digital communications team. As a web developer, it will be my job to support the delivery of the University’s web projects and to assist …

Friday 2 February 2018 | Team