Digital communications team update – February 2021

Jennifer Hamrick
Tuesday 2 February 2021

Latest updates from the digital communications team and useful articles and resources relating to digital best practice for February 2021.

EventOn update

We are working on updating the events site to run the latest version of the events application. This will provide some minor enhancements to the functionality and make the application easier to maintain in the future. We are currently testing the changes and hope to make this live later this month.

Careers website redesign

We have begun work with the Careers Centre to redesign their website. We started with a kick-off meeting where we discussed key business objectives, issues with the current website, preferred methods of communication throughout the project, and the project phases.

We have started work on Phase 1, which is the research phase. So far, we have undertaken competitor analyses, pulled analytics data on the current site, launched a website survey (which closes Sunday 7 February), and started conducting workshop and interview sessions with key stakeholder groups.

Once we have finished the research phase, we will put together a list of user requirements and begin designing an information architecture based on these.

We are hoping to complete the redesign by May 2021.

New sustainability site

Working with the Environment Team, we have launched a new sustainability website which is intended to make it easier to find information about the University’s sustainability strategy and initiatives for both internal and external audiences. This new site has simplified and consolidated information previously found scattered across the website, and we have managed to reduce the sustainability web presence from 104 pages to only 12.

Meet us pages revamp

Due to Covid-19, the Admissions team has had to temporarily halt in-person visits. We have now reflected this on the web by temporarily removing the visiting days section and redirecting to the Meet us web pages. Working with the Admissions team, we removed out-of-date and redundant information, creating a sleeker and reduced new meet us section.

Recent blog posts

Articles and resources


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