New video assets in the image library

Our videographer Joe has been with us for a number of years working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from accommodation, graduation, York Unlimited, departmental projects, and the list goes on… and on!

Remote usability testing

Last month we carried out our first remote usability testing. I was worried that it wouldn’t work as well as when we run them in person, but it turned out to be easier to organise, and just as much fun.

A more accessible website

We’re reaching the end of our project to improve the accessibility of the CMS templates we use on the York website, and we’re pleased to report that we’ve made some significant progress.

Show me the money: making scholarships more visible

The University offers about 100 different scholarships every year, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it. There’s no central scholarships office, so no central database of what’s on offer to who. Most are administered and advertised by individual departments. It can take a bit of digging to find the details.

Going live on Instagram

Usually an Open Day is a hive of activity as prospective students begin to discover York, and throughout the academic year you can normally see Student Ambassadors delivering campus tours. However, in-person Open Days have had to move online, which set us wondering: how can we still show off our beautiful parkland campus and answer … Continue reading Going live on Instagram

Promoting Philosophy by provoking thought

In the lead up to this year’s recruitment events we identified video as a way of showcasing our Department of Philosophy. We set out to make engaging content to intrigue viewers and get them thinking about the issues they could explore through the lens of Philosophy.

Welcome to graduation

Humble beginnings I believe it was Gandhi who once said: “Morning! Suzy is looking at refreshing the graduation pages and I thought that might be a smallish project you could work on with her?” It was February when he said this, I think. It was him or Annie Heinsen, my once-trusted line manager. Little did … Continue reading Welcome to graduation