The plan for 2018-entry undergraduate course pages

With the 2017-entry undergraduate course webpages only just completed, the thought of creating 2018-entry pages may make you cringe, bare your teeth, or just run away in horror. But don’t worry! The content team has developed a solid plan for …

Thursday 13 April 2017 | External website redevelopments


Results from mobile usability testing

Last week I conducted some guerrilla usability testing on a mobile device in the University’s Library. The main purpose of the test was to find out whether the new digital prospectus pages can be used on mobile devices. This post …

Monday 3 April 2017 | Usability


Benchmarking the Study webpages

Over the next few weeks the new Subject and undergraduate course pages will go live and Course Search will be taken down. With such a drastic change about to occur on the University’s website it’s crucial that we monitor any impact …

Thursday 2 February 2017 | Study at St Andrews website


How the UG digital prospectus is an improvement on Course Search

The digital communications team is almost finished with our undergraduate digital prospectus project. The main purpose of the digital prospectus is to provide more detailed, tailored and targeted information about each UG course than our current tool, Course Search, provides. …

Wednesday 18 January 2017 | External website redevelopments


Parents/guardians of new students survey – the results

Following on from the launch of our new taught postgraduate course pages, and as the next stage of our digital prospectus project, the digital communications team have been developing new undergraduate (UG) course pages to improve the way that UG …

Thursday 10 November 2016 | Digital transformation


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 …

Sunday 16 October 2016 | Digital transformation


Central data – why it’s important

One of our 10 design principles is ‘data-driven’, which means that we use data to establish user needs, but it can also mean that wherever possible we want to use data held in central databases to populate our web pages with …

Wednesday 14 September 2016 | Digital transformation


Leaping to digital-only content

In an ever increasing digital era of computers, smartphones and tablets, it’s no wonder that content that was once traditionally printed is now migrating to the internet. You may have recently read that The Independent has become the UK’s first …

Monday 21 March 2016 | Content


Signing off the PGTs

As a part of the University’s strategy to increase postgraduate enrolment, the digital communications team has been busy creating new web pages for the taught postgraduate programmes offered at St Andrews. Learn more about our digital prospectus business case. As …

Friday 5 February 2016 | Content