We have now transitioned to a full home working environment across all of our teams, responding to the UK government’s and University of Edinburgh’s guidance. Even though team members have been working from home on occasions, doing it in this scale is unprecedented. I would like to share what was involved, how we prepared and […]

Last week I attended the Service Design in Government conference, held here in Edinburgh. This event brings together design practitioners from across the public sector and beyond, from across the UK and beyond.

On 12 March, we will apply a collection of development work and bug fixes to EdWeb. These include a major upgrade to our EdWeb cookie consent banner and all our cookie consent overlays for 3rd party or custom content. This is so that we are more closely aligned to GDPR legislation. We have updated the […]

OpenUK created a Universities Committee in late 2019. During our last OpenUK conference call we were joined by STEM Volunteer Outreach Program Coordinator from Red Hat. OpenUK are now looking into organising an event in June for academics run by the Teaching Open Source and POSSE teams. And we need your help spreading the word […]

The cookie banner that appears at the top of the University website is being updated. Following some blog posts from the Information Commissioners Office during 2019 the University formed a GDPR and cookie consent task force. The group pulled in experts from around the University to explore what the next version of our cookie consent […]

This is a question we answer quite often, but for which there’s no ‘one size fits all’ answer. So I decided to pull together some of the factors that you should consider when thinking about creating a new ‘subsite’ in EdWeb.

Working in the open has been a long-standing part of our culture. We have supported and participated in events, used and contributed in open source technologies and resources, and recruited roles focussed in support and adoption of open platforms and practices. It is with great pleasure to see these efforts not only been sustained over […]

We are looking for three experienced Content Designers to join the Website and Communications team as we embark on major projects to launch the new University web publishing platform and services.

Following last year’s successful series of usability testing showcase sessions in support of the Learn Foundations project, we are carrying out some more in 2020.

The central University Website is the main shop window of The University of Edinburgh. It attracts more than 13 million unique visitors per year, with nearly 40 million visits annually across the globe. It is being used by all of the University’s main audiences (prospective and existing students, academic and professional staff, alumni), for a […]

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