A sneak peek at the undergraduate course pages

The digital communications team has been hard at work creating, developing and designing the academic subject pages (phase 3 of our digital prospectus business case) and the undergraduate course pages. The subject page system is being built to replace course …

Friday 13 January 2017 | External website redevelopments


Undergraduate course pages – research and development

Having already designed, created and launched centralised web pages to advertise the University’s taught postgraduate courses we have now turned our attention to redesigning the way undergraduate courses are advertised. Why? The rationale for both the new taught postgraduate course pages …

Monday 10 October 2016 | External website redevelopments


Adding new postgraduate taught programmes to Study

Over the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a lot of schools and academics about the postgraduate taught programmes offered by the University. Launching new, centralised webpages for all of our 2016 PGT courses has meant learning …

Monday 29 August 2016 | Content


Why we’ve shelved the Schools website project (for now!)

Over the last year, a number of academic schools have asked us whether we could roll out the design of the School of Economics website, which launched late last year, to other schools. The team cautiously agreed that we’d look at all School …

Friday 26 August 2016 | External website redevelopments


How we plan to move to T4v8

One of the key milestones of the external website project is moving to the newest version of our content management system – T4. All of the digital communications team have been looking forward to taking advantage of the new features and …

Wednesday 3 August 2016 | External website redevelopments


Google Analytics data for School websites

One of my first tasks for the digital communications team was to find out how School websites are used by external users over the course of one calendar year (2015) using Google Analytics. The data provided an invaluable insight to how …

Saturday 18 June 2016 | External website redevelopments


Our main focus for the last three sprints

Sprint #18 (David Millar) took place between Monday 28 March to Friday 8 April 2016 (weeks 8 and 9), inclusive. Sprint #19 (Mikel Nieve) took place between Monday 11 and Friday 22 April 2016 (weeks 10 and 11), inclusive. For the …

Friday 29 April 2016 | External website redevelopments


Prospective PG student survey results

The digital communications team aims to adhere to the principles of user-centred design in everything we do. An integral part of this process is collecting user feedback. This is important at the beginning of a project as a means of …

Monday 11 April 2016 | Content


Notes for sprint ‘Vladimir Karpets’ (29 February to 11 March)

The work in this sprint took place from Monday 29 February to Friday 11 March 2016. We had reached sprint K, so this two weeks’ sprint was named after Russian cyclist Vladimir Karpets. Born in Leningrad in September 1980 Karpets is most …

Friday 25 March 2016 | DC1002 CDN


Sprint notes for DC1001 (sprints 13 to 15)

Something we want to get better at is improve how we communicate our progress on current projects. This will be the first of many such posts. We’re currently working on one very large project, DC1001 External website redevelopments which is …

Wednesday 9 March 2016 | External website redevelopments