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Website performance and the hidden environmental impact of the internet

It could be easy to assume, given its intangible nature, that the internet’s environmental impact would be trivial. Unfortunately, the ever-growing volumes of traffic and the data centres and servers required to handle that traffic have grown to account for an estimated 3.7% of global carbon emissions. This is equivalent to that of the worldwide…

30 March 2020Technology

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

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.

15 October 2018Projects Public website

New team member

Hi there, my name is David and I am the newest addition to the digital communications team. I started on 6 March in the role of web developer, and I will be working on delivering web projects for the University as well as maintaining and developing solutions for the University’s websites.

23 March 2018Team