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Google Data Studio training

In 2017, Google Analytics training was created as core course on the digital visa. The training introduced participants to key Google Analytics terminology and walked through creating a dashboard in Google Analytics. However, not long after, I became aware of Google Data Studio, another Google product which allows users to creatively visualise and share data.…

21 March 2018Training

Social media training under maintenance

Based on helpful feedback we have received from the Social media: the basics course (one of the compulsory courses we offer on the digital visa programme), we have decided to redevelop the training to provide three different levels of social media training:

14 February 2018Training

Google Analytics training: an overview

Recently, the digital communications team launched the digital visa, a programme of training sessions which enables staff to feel competent working on digital communications projects. One of the courses within the visa is Google Analytics: creating a dashboard – this post outlines in more detail what the Google Analytics training session covers. The session By…

24 May 2017Training

Digital visa launch

The digital communications team has officially launched a programme of training sessions known as the digital visa. The digital visa will provide essential training in digital communications topics to anyone who works on the University’s website or with the digital communications team. The visa enables staff to feel competent and confident working on digital communications…

11 April 2017Training

University video standards

We have improved our documentation for video standards. This information is for production companies and University staff who are planning on producing videos to be hosted on the University website and other official channels or on third party sites.

12 September 2016Training

Corporate identity updates for 2016

Our corporate identity guidelines have been updated.

1 September 2016Training

How to connect Trello to your Office 365 calendar

Did you know that you can import your Trello boards into your Office 365 calendar? When you connect Trello to Office 365, you will be able to see all dates and deadlines from your Trello cards as events in your calendar. In this post, I will provide a step-by-step guide to importing Trello data to…

11 April 2016Training

5 tips for writing concisely

One of the key techniques for writing for the web is to keep content concise. Eye-tracking studies show that the longer a web page is, the less content users will read. Keeping your writing concise will save your reader time, and will make sure they get the important information they need. How can you keep…

6 April 2016Content Training

An introduction to SEO

Google is a prominent force in the digital landscape: owner of Gmail, YouTube, Chrome web browser and the Android operating system. However, for most of us, the word Google still conjures up images of a single search bar headed by that distinctive logo – Google is far and away the most popular search engine on…

24 March 2016SEO Training

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 am currently in discussions with the Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD) to develop…

25 January 2016Training