Why filming the Great York Walk was no walk-over 

Communications videographer Joe Burn describes how he went about capturing footage from 25-mile charity challenge.

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. 

Crazy Egg heat maps to actionable insights

Website heat mapping is a great way of understanding how users interact with our content; where they click and how far they scroll. This Easter we reflect on some of what we’ve learned via heat mapping in Crazy Egg.

A brand new look for Graduation

All of our graduations are special occasions, but our May 2022 celebrations must be some of the most significant in the University’s history.  

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.

Using content groupings to visualise user journeys in Google Analytics.

We are frequently asked how users navigate through our website and it feels like this should be easy enough to answer using Google Analytics. However, knowing how users get from their landing page to their exit page can be a pretty complex question!

How to tame your Content Management System

Sometimes, our Web Content Management System (CMS) can seem like a mysterious mythical creature. It can look a little complex when you’re less experienced in editing web content, but that’s why I’m here – my role as Publishing Support Officer is to help you navigate the features of the CMS and support you in producing … Continue reading How to tame your Content Management System

Schools and departments web content – introducing the project

We’re excited to introduce a new project we’re working on to help showcase the University’s three new schools and existing departments to the outside world through attractive, engaging and informative web content.

Download your Undergraduate Prospectus 2023

Our new-look Undergraduate Prospectus 2023 is available now to download. 

How history shaped the shield for our newest college

November saw the official opening of our tenth college, named after Yorkshire diarist Anne Lister. Often described as the first modern lesbian, Anne’s life and her recent television portrayal gave our students plenty to work with when they were asked to design a shield for the college. With another competition about to launch for our … Continue reading How history shaped the shield for our newest college