Social media guidelines update

The University of St Andrews aims to use social media to inspire, challenge and engage with our audience. As well as the official University accounts, many Schools, Departments, professional units, research centres, societies and sports clubs have affiliated social media …

Wednesday 31 October 2018 | Social Media


What St Andrews web editors do when we’re not writing

This post was inspired by the Scottish Government blog post, What content designers do when they’re not writing. At St Andrews, web content editors create and maintain content on the University’s externally facing website. Our role is to make it …

Friday 19 October 2018 | Content


Updated events website

On Thursday 27 September 2018, the digital communications team launched the new events website in our updated style to assure future accessibility for users. This post looks at some of the changes we’ve made.

Monday 15 October 2018 | External website redevelopments


Updates to the University homepage

The digital communications team have made some significant improvements to the University of St Andrews homepage in line with user feedback gathered from the survey that was featured on the University homepage over the summer.

Wednesday 10 October 2018 | External website redevelopments


New social media training courses

The digital communications team are launching two new social media training courses as part of a refresh to the digital visa. ‘An introduction to social media for beginners’ and ‘Developing a social media strategy’ will replace the previously offered social …

Monday 8 October 2018 | Social Media


News and media centre website

The new website for news and media was launched on 7 June 2018. The new website provides a number of enhancements over the old site. For example: news can be categorised and tagged so it’s easier to find news can …

Tuesday 21 August 2018 | External website redevelopments


Our research survey says…

In order to inform the design of the new University of St Andrews research section, the digital communications team wanted to establish what the top tasks were for users of the current research website. We did this by using a …

Thursday 9 August 2018 | External website redevelopments


Internship with digital communications – Mhari Nimmo

Mhari Nimmo completed a four-week internship with the digital communications team. You can read about her experience in her own words below. Four weeks ago, a month seemed like an awfully long time – but as everyone knows, time likes …

Tuesday 7 August 2018 | Team


New global contact page

On Tuesday 31 July 2018, the digital communications team launched a new general contact page in our updated style to assure future accessibility for users. This post looks at some of the changes we’ve made.

Tuesday 31 July 2018 | External website redevelopments


IWMW 2018: Let’s improve our training

Recently, I attended the IWMW(Institutional Web Management Workshop) 2018, a UK-wide conference for anyone working in digital in higher education. Roughly 150 delegates attended from all over the UK and Ireland. Every university’s digital team provides training for their internal …

Friday 27 July 2018 | IWMW