Making change happen web pages

In October, we launched a new set of web pages which bring together resources on change management for University teams. The project proved once again why content is key! Here are the Making change happen web pages which we worked on with the People and Organisational Development (POD) team within HR. Like all universities (and … Continue reading Making change happen web pages

Looking to the past: Rebuilding the History of the University web pages

Having recently joined Communications as Web Content Developer, I was keen to get stuck into the CMS. Luckily, one of my first tasks was to rebuild the History of the University branch on the website. For this quick turnaround project, my colleague Harriet and I had a focus day where we got the bulk of … Continue reading Looking to the past: Rebuilding the History of the University web pages

Rolling out department web rebuilds

We’re about to complete the pilot phase of our big project to work with all academic departments to update their web pages to new templates and optimised content. Here’s an update on what we’ve done so far and what’s coming next.

Grand (digital) Designs: Building our new Digital Pattern Library CMS training

As we roll out our Digital Pattern Library (DPL) templates to more and more department websites, we’ve also needed to update our CMS training so that everyone using these templates is up to date with best practice. We took this opportunity to redevelop how the training is presented, and consider how we can make our … Continue reading Grand (digital) Designs: Building our new Digital Pattern Library CMS training

Tackling ongoing maintenance of the new school web branches

A key part of my role is to develop quality assurance and content governance processes for our web estate. I’ve recently tackled a small but important part of this by creating a governance model for our three shiny new school web presences.

Representing REF

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results were released earlier this year, with York in the top 10 of universities across the UK for the quality of our research work.  To celebrate our success, we wanted to create consistent content for our website, social media channels and communications. 

Building our Graduation Twinkler

In the run up to January’s graduation ceremonies we were tasked to come up with something fancy to celebrate. The winning idea was to replace the main homepage banner with the names of students graduating on that day.