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News and media centre website

The new website for news and media was launched on 7 June 2018. The new website provides a number of enhancements over the old site. For example: news can be categorised and tagged so it’s easier to find news can be shared on social media users can make comments on news news can be viewed…

21 August 2018External website redevelopments

Internship with digital communications – Mhari Nimmo

Mhari Nimmo completed a four-week internship with the digital communications team. You can read about her experience in her own words below. Four weeks ago, a month seemed like an awfully long time – but as everyone knows, time likes to go faster when it’s summer, and unfortunately the end of my internship within the…

7 August 2018Team

External website programme update – spring 2018

At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an update on our external website programme. Since then, there have been a few changes to the projects that we’re working on – particularly the research project. This blog post will provide an update on the changes to the projects and the overall programme deadline. 

14 May 2018External website redevelopments

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

The external website programme – next steps

Back in May this year I wrote an update on our external website programme – talking about the eight projects which we still needed to complete before we could say that the external website was ‘finished’. That post outlined each of the projects which were still lined up, and gave an idea of the deadline to get all…

26 August 2017External website redevelopments Projects

Our news templates and content types

One of the key functions of the University of St Andrews’ website is to promote the research findings, teaching excellence and current initiatives of the University. We have a variety of stakeholders that we want to communicate this news to, including: students (past, present and future), staff, colleagues at other institutions, journalists and the general…

5 July 2016Digital transformation

What users really care about, and tablet sales

How much information should you give customers online? I enjoyed this article about the radical idea of designing a website around the user’s needs. The example given is of a home swimming pool company looking for a way to beat the economic downturn. The company slashed its $250,000 advertising budget by 90% and focused their…

17 September 2013Resource archive