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Web content editor and trainer within the University of St Andrews digital communications team. Jenny joined the team in 2015, and she provides content support for the University web pages as well as training for staff in digital communications topics. She has an educational background in literature, writing, editing and publishing from the Universities of Texas, Edinburgh and Stirling.

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Featured events criteria

The new events website allows us to highlight five events. On the events homepage, there is a large hero banner to showcase one event, and in the ‘Featured events’ section there are smaller boxes to showcase four…

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What St Andrews web editors do when we’re not writing

This post was inspired by the Scottish Government blog post, What content designers do when they’re not writing. At St Andrews, web content editors create and maintain content on the University’s externally facing…

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IWMW 2018: Let’s improve our training

Recently, I attended the IWMW(Institutional Web Management Workshop) 2018, a UK-wide conference for anyone working in digital in higher education. Roughly 150 delegates attended from all over the UK and Ireland. Every…

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Scottish Web Folk: research, SEO and GDPR

On 4 May 2018, Nick, Maria and I attended Scottish Web Folk. Scottish Web Folk is an informal meeting for anyone working in digital in higher education in Scotland; it takes place three to four times a year at one of…

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Showcasing research through content

The main feature of the new research website will be the research showcase section. This section will highlight the world-leading research taking place across St Andrews to internal and external researchers,…

Bringing in the stakeholders

As part of the external website project to create a new, centralised, section of the website for research information, the digital communications team has taken a slightly new approach to how we engage with stakeholders.

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Why duplicating content creates risk

One of the main drivers behind the external website programme is to centralise data for external users which has previously been held across various School websites, blogs, department subpages, etc.