As part of the future degree finder project, our team has been exploring navigation options. We did some pop-up research to find how students interact with our degree finder content without left hand navigation. We found they used alternative means to get to other content on the site.
We have concluded that it’s not going to be feasible to release our new service for prospective students as planned next year, due to our dependency on the Web Publishing Platform which is not yet ready to roll out.
I attended (and spoke at) Utterly Content earlier this year, an online conference for content professionals around the world. In this post, I recap my top takeaways from some of the talks I watched.
We have a fixed-term opportunity to join our team and develop your skills in content design. This position would suit someone with a couple of years’ relevant experience. Applications deadline: 22 May 2023.
We’ll use an extended slot at this week’s Web Publishers Community to update on our progress so far this year, covering: timelines, content design and collaboration, user research and usability testing.
In our work to create a content model for the future of undergraduate degree provision, we had to find a way to visually present the model information from an initial spreadsheet. Here’s how I created this visualisation, our content model schema, and how we presented it to the University community at an event last December.
My name is Jennifer Doyle, I’m Senior Content Designer (Content Operations) with the Prospective Student Web Content Team as of January 2023. Here I’m going to share a little bit about my background, my first few weeks in my new role, and how you can get in touch to discuss all things degree finders.
I have done research on the usage of subject area pages on the current degree finder, which shows that users spend a short amount of time on these pages looking for a link to the programme entries and don’t engage with any other content. Due to this, we are moving this subject area specific content […]
Over summer 2022, we worked with the Finance team to improve content on how students pay tuition fees. From August to October 2021 to the same period in 2022, the team saw a 75% drop in enquiries in the content area we were focusing on.