Category: Team news

Discussion around changes and news directly relevant to the UWP team – staffing changes, social news etc

We’re recruiting! Are you passionate about delivering services with a user-centred focus? Are you looking for an opportunity that greatly impacts students’ experience?

This July we were joined by colleagues from the LLC and CAHSS web teams at the 2018 IWMW conference at the University of York. In this post, we share our thoughts on the event.

If you’re familiar with higher education, you’ll know that it’s a broad and varied sector. This is no more true than in a university as large, old and research-focused as Edinburgh. And supporting our university by working in user research and experience design in Information Services right now is a challenging and interesting prospect.

We’re heading down to the University of York for the Institutional Web Management Workshop (11-13 July), and we want you to come, too. The conference is aimed at staff in UK higher education institutions responsible for websites and other digital provisions.

Before we turn our attention to the upcoming academic year, our team is taking a step back to review the most significant achievements of 2017. The main areas of focus are on web strategy and governance, continuous work to support the University web development community, EdWeb enhancements and procuring a replacement web search service.

A few months ago, I had not even thought of going for a placement. I was worried I would end up serving coffee and donuts during lunchtime or doing some insignificant tasks, unrelated to my studies. However, driven by curiosity I decided to apply for a placement at the University of Edinburgh. Now I am […]

The University of Edinburgh is in the process of carrying out a Web Estate Audit to better understand our online presence, and the project is now moving on to its next stage.

This July we were joined by colleagues from the ECA and CAHSS web teams at this year’s IWMW conference at the University of Kent. In this post, colleagues share their thoughts on the event.

I made my conference debut at IWMW 2017, leading a workshop on pair writing. In this post, I share some of my observations from the session and feedback from my participants.

Nick Daniels joined us this week on secondment from the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences for 9 months. He’s going to help us increase the level of service we offer while we commit to longer term collaborations with business units focussing on incremental improvements to their web presences.

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