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Student design sprint prototype

On behalf of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) project Board, the digital communications team hosted a design sprint with students to help redesign certain elements of the student portal.

5 June 2019Design

Redesign of University maps

The University maps page has been in existence since 2008. It uses code from Google to display locations on a map of St Andrews. The map has now been redesigned so that it uses the latest Google code and the digital pattern library to provide a better user experience on desktop and mobile devices.

28 March 2019Design

The new University search system

During the week beginning 17 December 2018, the University search system will be replaced. The current search system, Google Search Appliance (GSA), will no longer work after 31 December 2018 as Google no longer provide support for this. Instead, we will launch a new system called Funnelback provided by a company called Squiz. The Funnelback…

6 December 2018Technology

Digital communications in 2018

Late last year, digital communications launched two more websites as part of the external website programme: the Collaborations and Study Abroad website hubs, and the new Study at St Andrews site for prospective students. The completion of these two projects means that we’ve now completed the majority of the external website programme – we only…

25 January 2018External website redevelopments

Study at St Andrews: usability results

As part of the external website project, we are reconfiguring the current Study at St Andrews section to improve the prospective student’s experience. Digicomms recently conducted testing specifically to determine the usability of the title for the ‘Study at St Andrews’ section of the University’s website. For this, the following three titles were tested: Study…

19 December 2017Usability

Upcoming: new inbound student hub

In the next few weeks, we plan to launch one of the new Collaborations and Study Abroad (CSA) website ‘hubs’ – the inbound student hub.

26 September 2017External website redevelopments

Launching the new site structure

On Thursday 6 July, the digital communications team will be changing the structure of the University’s website. All academic information that currently resides under Study at St Andrews will be moved from there into the Subjects section. The digital communications team will be migrating Entry requirements, Study options, Non-degree programmes and Postgraduate taught courses. The new…

29 June 2017External website redevelopments

Prospective undergraduate student survey – the results

As I wrote in a previous blog post, we’ve recently been undertaking some work with a view to redesigning the way undergraduate courses are advertised on the University of St Andrews’ website. Undergraduate course pages are currently housed in the course search portal. Our aim is to develop a more user-friendly process where courses are…

16 October 2016Digital transformation