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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.

Jennifer Hamrick

Misconceptions about writing for the web

There are a lot of differences between web and print writing. Nevertheless, there are still misconceptions floating around about web content that have caused concerns about the new postgraduate taught and subject pages…

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…

Training: courses in digital communications

As the trainer for the digital communications team, my job is to put together a programme of courses to help train staff and students to become adept online content generators and to use a variety of digital tools. I…

How to avoid plagiarising online content

You are most likely familiar with the term plagiarism – the act of passing off someone else’s work or ideas as your own. You may even be aware that in order to avoid plagiarism you must give proper attribution to the…

Writing for digital vs writing for print

The advent of the internet has drastically changed the way we receive and communicate information. Previously, written content could only be published as physical print, and was therefore static and unchangeable;…

Google Forms

Google Forms is a useful tool when trying to gather and analyse any type of response data. In this post, you will learn what Google Forms is as well as how to create, distribute, and collect data from your very own form.