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 staff to some extent. While St Andrews is a front-runner in terms of the training we provide (I even delivered a masterclass in digital training for staff at IWMW this year), I learned that we need to go further. Continue reading “IWMW 2018: Let’s improve our training”
Sara Fay completed a four-week internship with the digital communications team. You can read about her experience in her own words below. Continue reading “Internship with digital communications – Sara Fay”
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 of the universities. This meeting was hosted by the University of Dundee. Continue reading “Scottish Web Folk: research, SEO and GDPR”
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. Continue reading “Showcasing research through content”
The research website project team have been steadily moving forward with creating content and working on development for the new research website. Continue reading “Upcoming developments on the research website project”
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. Continue reading “Bringing in the stakeholders”
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. Continue reading “Why duplicating content creates risk”
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 media training: Continue reading “Social media training under maintenance”
In the next few weeks, we plan to launch one of the new Collaborations and Study Abroad (CSA) website ‘hubs’ – the inbound student hub. Continue reading “Upcoming: new inbound student hub”
The 2018 digital prospectus went live on Friday 1 September 2018.
All undergraduate and postgraduate taught programme pages are ready for prospective students interested in studying during the 2018-2019 academic year to view. A few exceptions to this include programmes which will begin later this year or January 2018 (and are therefore still part of the 2017-2018 academic year). Once the application deadline for these courses has passed, we will update them to the 2018 entry pages. Continue reading “2018 digital prospectus launch”