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Develop your digital content and user experience skills at the Digital Skills Festival

Website and Communications are hosting three events as part of the University’s first Digital Skills Festival.

The Digital Skills and Training team have put together a programme of online digital skills events. These are free to attend for all University staff and students. The festival takes place during the week commencing Monday 24 May 2021.

Digital Skills Festival

Build your staff profile online with EdWeb

Find out how to create your own staff profile in EdWeb, with tips on integrating your Pure profile and advice on choosing and presenting your professional contact information.

Staff profiles help you promote your work, research interests and projects, and can help students find a supervisor. This hour-long event will provide an overview of the benefits, structure, and steps you can take to build your online profile in EdWeb.

Time: Monday 24 May 2021, 2pm

Full session synopsis: Build your staff profile online with EdWeb

Book a space: Build your staff profile online with EdWeb

User experience design: What it is and how it can help you

If you’ve ever struggled to understand an email, tried and failed to complete a transaction on an app, landed on a website and couldn’t find what you wanted, you’ve experienced a design problem.

Learn about the fundamentals of user experience design, find out how to apply them to your work, and understand the benefits of working in a human-centred way.

Time: Tuesday 25 May 2021, 11am

Full session synopsis: User experience design: What it is and how it can help you

Book a space: User experience design

Principles of effective digital content

Learn how to engage your digital audiences through good practice in writing and structuring information for digital platforms.

Find out how to get your critical information noticed, make your content more accessible, improve your search engine rankings and meet data protection legislation.

Time: Wednesday 26 May 2021, 3pm

Full session synopsis: Principles of effective digital content

Book a space: Principles of effective digital content

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