Well, another short week this week due to the lovely extra day that we get off here after the Bank Holiday. So, what did we do?
What we did this week
After looking at how the content for new and first year undergraduates could be merged, Charlotte, Iris and Rhian worked on (and cried over) actually starting to merge it. This will mean that there will be one place for all our induction content such as allocation of first year accommodation, what to bring with you, sport clubs and what to do when you get to your second year.
Kelvin and Liam reviewed the backlog and have started planning a two-week sprint for building a new landing page for our library.
Miles has been wrapping things up in preparation for when he leaves. This included creating draft structure content formats, event categorisation and making a start on his handover notes. If you want to step into his shoes then there is still time to apply for our Web Editor (Research & Business) role.
Justin and Paul are getting on swimmingly with the Professional Services sections and they worked through the new section structure and content for Intellectual Property & Legal Services. Hopefully we can look forward to a shiny new section for them soon.
This week has marked a month since the Digital roadmap was introduced so Ross updated the document to reflect our progress. He presented this to the Digital Steering group, the Director of Computing Services and the Marketing team in HSS.
We have come one step closer to implementing Universal Analytics on our site by adding a test property to some of our pages alongside the existing Google Analytics code. We can then confirm it is tracking as expected before we switch over completely and it will be reviewed after a couple of weeks.
What's coming up
We actually have a full week this week and, amongst other things, we will be:
- creating information for staff about visas
- looking at building a new landing page for the library
- working on the new Marketing and Communications pages
- continuing the roll out of Universal Analytics
- The Content team completed 28 content maintenance tasks in August
- There were 31 tickets sent into Web Support this week with a majority of them asking for changes to pages in the CMS.
On this day
In 1532, Lady Anne Boleyn was made Marquess of Pembroke. Less than 4 years later King Henry VIII had her investigated for high treason and she was found guilty of adultery and was executed on 19th May 1536.
Perhaps he went on a site like this to find a new wife...