The digital communications team is running two design sprints to help us redesign the University’s subject pages and taught postgraduate course pages. Continue reading “Subject and PGT course pages design sprints”
The new events website allows us to highlight five events. On the events homepage, there is a large hero banner to showcase one event, and in the ‘Featured events’ section there are smaller boxes to showcase four events. This post sets out the criteria for these featured events and explains how staff and students can request their event to be featured. Continue reading “Featured events criteria”
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 as easy as possible for users to find the information they are looking for.
While a big component of our job is writing content which is concise, scannable, objective, and accessible, we also perform a variety of other functions. Here is just a sample of how we fill our time when we’re not writing. Continue reading “What St Andrews web editors do when we’re not writing”
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”