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IPad showing the new sustainability website propped up next to some plants

New sustainability website

We launched a new sustainability section of the website on Thursday, 28 January 2021. This new section replaces many pages previously scattered across the University website. It brings together information about…

Updated Covid-19 landing page

Covid-19 information landing page update

We have updated the Covid-19 information landing page by analysing usage data to understand user needs in terms of our key purpose: helping staff and students to protect each other keeping our community informed about…

Mobile visitors

The use of mobile devices to access the University of St Andrews website has increased drammaticaly over the past few years.  Mobile devices now account for 20% of visitor traffic.  That’s 1,200,000 visits in 2013 – a…

Survey of university websites

As part of our work around developing a solid strategy for the University website for next few years, over the last couple of days we’ve been doing a little ‘competitor analysis’ and have visited over 200 university…

New website for the Writing Room at St Andrews

A few weeks ago the web team had a visit from Jonathan Falla, a local award-winning author and course leader for both the Creative Writing Summer School and now The Writing Room at St Andrews. It was about the latter…

Website roadmap

A couple of weekends ago we upgraded our enterprise web content management system, TerminalFour Site Manager, from v.6.2 to v.7.2 This has been a major upgrade, and something that we’ve been gearing up to for the last…

International students landing page

Last year we were asked to create a section specifically aimed at at international students (current and prospective). This represented a reversal of the previous approach, which was to house information for…

New Accommodation website

Another major website I worked on over the summer was the new Accommodation website, which went live in October. I think it is quite a distinctive and bright looking website. This is largely due to the excellent use of…

New Museums and Collections website

I say “new”, but the Museums and Collections website actually launched a good few months ago now. But I have been so busy over the summer that I haven’t got round to writing about it, until now. I recall that the very…