The latest postgraduate prospectus is out now. It features this striking cover artwork by Phil Roberts from our Design team, a refreshed front section and a new structure for the subject pages.
There’s a blog post on the way about some of the changes we’ve made. In the meantime, you can read the new prospectus here.
One of our biggest projects during the past year has been the introduction of a new undergraduate brochure for each academic department.
Continue reading Introducing the new department brochures
The concept of zones was introduced to campus last year, when new signage was put up that divided campus up into ten coloured areas. This was done as part of the University’s Wayfinding and Signage project.
Last month we launched an updated version of our online map, which now uses the same zone system and brings the two types of map closer together. We’ve hopefully made it much easier for staff, students and visitors to use the physical and digital maps together as they navigate around campus.
Continue reading Getting in the zone: aligning our online map with the campus signage
Many of you will be familiar with 404 page not found messages. They’re the incredibly frustrating pages you see when you’re trying to find something on the web, but it isn’t where you expected it to be.
Continue reading Reducing broken links and page not found messages
Picture the scene. It’s 2014, on a chilly December afternoon. In a small office in the basement of Heslington Hall, the website publish has just finished, and with it, seven new course pages have gone live.
Continue reading Course pages: a milestone five years in the making
In-house photographer, Alex Holland, is often commissioned to take an interesting portrait shot of a University academic whom he’s never met before and who can only give a few minutes of their time.
Continue reading Avoiding a (head) shot in the dark
We are pleased to present the University’s first online campus tour.
The tour has been designed to allow viewers to explore campus from wherever they are in the world. For those unable to visit us or attend an open day, this is a great alternative to view our beautiful campus and its excellent facilities before deciding whether to study and live at York.
Continue reading Our first online campus tour
If you spent any time in the Exhibition Centre during the latest Open Days, you may have noticed some changes to the department stands.
Continue reading A new look for our Open Days
If you follow the University on social media you might have noticed that every week or so we share a photo and a quote from a ‘Human of York’. These ‘humans’ (as we like to refer to them) are staff, students or alumni who are part of the University’s community.
Continue reading Making our social media more human
If you’ve visited the website for the 2019 York Festival of Ideas, you may have noticed that it has a brand new look. This post describes the process of designing the new site, and the new functionality we’ve developed for event listings in the web CMS as part of the project.
Continue reading Redesigning the York Festival of Ideas website