Scottish Web Folk: research, SEO and GDPR

On 4 May 2018, Nick, Maria and I attended Scottish Web Folk. Scottish Web Folk is an informal meeting for anyone working in digital in higher education in Scotland; it takes place three to four times a year at one …

Friday 25 May 2018 | Scottish Web Folk


Saying goodbye to our intern, Nick

Last week the digital communications team took advantage of the spring weather to get outside and enjoy a lunchtime picnic in St Mary’s Quad. The picnic was held to say thank you to our student intern Nick Simon, who has …

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Team


External website programme update – spring 2018

At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an update on our external website programme. Since then, there have been a few changes to the projects that we’re working on – particularly the research project. This blog post will provide an …

Monday 14 May 2018 | External website redevelopments


Digital pattern library – version 1.11.0

We have launched version 1.11.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features new patterns and changes that will be used on the redesigned research section of the University website. We have also updated the documentation for …

Friday 11 May 2018 | Digital pattern library


Showcasing research through content

The main feature of the new research website will be the research showcase section. This section will highlight the world-leading research taking place across St Andrews to internal and external researchers, prospective students, and the general public.

Thursday 3 May 2018 | Content


Migrating to WP Engine

On 22 March 2018 we migrated the University WordPress multisite installation from St Andrews to WP Engine. One month on, what has our experience been of WP Engine and what lessons have we learnt from the migration process?

Thursday 19 April 2018 | WordPress


The importance of email signatures

Over the last few weeks I’ve spotted a new trend at the University. Namely, the fashion for excluding email signatures from emails. Now, I’m not talking about people I know well and who email me all the time. Nor am …

Tuesday 17 April 2018 | Guides


Upcoming developments on the research website project

The research website project team have been steadily moving forward with creating content and working on development for the new research website.

Thursday 5 April 2018 | External website redevelopments


Take our survey!

We’ve created a survey to find out why people use the current research webpages and what they like and dislike about that experience. Anyone who enters could win a £30 Amazon voucher for taking part! The survey will help digicomms understand …

Monday 2 April 2018 | External website redevelopments


How we worked remotely as a team during a snow storm

At the start of March 2018 the UK was hit by a snow storm known as “The Beast from the East”. The Met Office issued multiple red warnings for Scotland and as a result the University of St Andrews, among …

Thursday 29 March 2018 | Team