Future student online experiences

Future student online experiences

Sharing the work of the Prospective Student Web Content Team

Category: Degree Finders

Updates on the management of degree programme content.

Technology is vital in the delivery of a quality website. But it’s only part of the story. People and process matter just as much. In this post I’ll introduce the concept of content operations, some of the changes I’ve introduced to evolve what we do and how we do it, and where I think we […]

The team has just completed our audit of a selection of school sites. We’ve uncovered some interesting themes and trends that will help inform the build of a new system to replace the degree finder and better meet the needs of student recruitment colleagues in schools.

This week I presented to over 100 colleagues from across the University on our plans for the transformation of online provision for prospective students. This post summarises the key points, or you can review the slides and video of my presentation if you want the full detail.

We’ve spent the early part of 2022 working on a plan to replace the central University provision for prospective students. A big part of this offering is the degree finders. Join us for a talk about this planning work and what we envisage the next 3 years will bring.

While working with colleagues in schools on the latest degree finder update, I noticed the content sent through to us reflected common mistakes in writing for the web. Here are my tips for creating digital content that is informative, accessible, and that provides the best possible experience for prospective students. 

Replacing the University’s Degree Finders has been long talked about. It’s long overdue. In this post I’ll explain where we’re up to, and why replacing is not a term I prefer to use.

I look back on what we learned by running six design sprints over the spring and summer of 2021, both in terms of shaping the research and design technique to suit our circumstances, and in terms of what this has meant for shaping the future provision for prospective students.

Our design sprints generated an amazing amount of ideas in a short period of time, and most importantly, feedback from students on which ideas were good ones. Our design sprint lead, Nicola Dobiecka, talks through our prototypes and what we learned.

In Sprint 6 we explored how to make it easier for applicants to locate information on scholarships and funding they may be eligible for.

In Design Sprint 5, we explored a way to provide international entry requirements that applied specifically to an individual’s circumstances.

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