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New subject page design

Since autumn 2018, the digital communications team has been looking at how to improve the University’s subject pages to better meet users’ needs. As part of this process, we created a new design for the subject pages. The subject pages act as landing pages for all prospective students who are interested in finding out about…

17 February 2020Design

Designing for users who are deaf or hard of hearing

This guidance is for web and digital professionals who want to make sure that their service is optimised for users who are deaf or hard of hearing.

12 February 2020Accessibility

New design for MySaint, Moodle and MMS

MySaint, Moodle and MMS have been updated with a new look and feel so they are more accessible and responsive on mobile devices. This update was made by the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) project team. See the new design For students In MySaint, you can now access online course materials found in MMS and Moodle…

29 January 2020Design

Advanced writing for the web- new digital visa course

We have launched a new course as part of our digital visa training programme: Advanced writing for the web.

27 January 2020Training

New team member

Hi, my name is Tommy and on 6 January, I became the latest member to join the digital communications team. In my role as a web developer, I will be responsible for maintaining and updating the University’s web projects and providing support for the University’s websites.

22 January 2020Team

Squiz Summit 2019

Back in November 2019, I attended the Squiz Summit in Edinburgh. The summit is an annual event that brings together Squiz staff with their customers, to share in their experiences of using Squiz products.

6 January 2020Conferences

How we are treating cookie consent

Last year we implemented a mechanism for users to manage their cookie consent preferences on University websites that use the T4v7 and T4v8 content management systems. This mechanism uses the popular CIVIC Cookie Control product which we deploy using Google Tag Manager. This groups cookies into named categories that can be toggled on or off…

18 December 2019Data

Designing for users with physical or motor disabilities

This guidance is for web and digital professionals who want to make sure that their service is optimised for users with physical or motor disabilities.

8 November 2019Accessibility

Web developer vacancy

The digital communications team is seeking a Web Developer. The Web Developer will play a vital role in ensuring that all aspects of the University’s digital sphere are working as designed.

6 November 2019Team

Digital standards: a design refresh

Last week we launched a new, updated version of the University’s Digital standards. The standards provide information about digital best practice along with digital policies, procedures and rules for the University of St Andrews. This post provides an overview of the changes we’ve made.

5 November 2019Design