My first month in the Digital Content team

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Starting a new job is always nerve-wracking, but now I’ve been a Content Designer for just over a month I’m so pleased that I made the jump to join the Digital Content team. 

Getting settled in 

After working in museum marketing for almost ten years, one of the hardest things about leaving my previous job was saying goodbye to my team. However, since joining the University earlier this year, the Digital Content and Development teams have made me feel so welcome. They’re very supportive, knowledgeable about their work, share snacks and treats, and make me laugh a lot. I like the fact that we have a team meeting every morning which is an opportunity to check in with each other and keep up to date on what everyone is working on.  

An introduction to higher education 

I’ve never worked in higher education before, so my induction included tasks like staff training, understanding the University’s different departments and faculties, researching our competitors nationally and internationally, and perhaps most importantly, familiarising myself with the University of Bath website and our Content Management System (CMS), Typecase.  

There are lots of acronyms to learn when you work in a university, so I’m starting to memorise what they all mean. Although I’m finding there are still new ones to learn each week! 

What I’ve been working on so far 

After I made my way through my induction tasks, I was excited to start getting stuck into some ‘proper work’. Here’s a list of some of the work I’ve completed so far:  

  • a joint piece of work between the Content and Development teams where we tested the University of Bath website for accessibility issues and recorded the findings  
  • created new web pages for international agents to learn more about the University and the city of Bath in general 
  • reviewed colleagues’ website work and made updates to web pages on Typecase 
  • designed emails for prospective undergraduate students who are planning to start university in 2025 

What I’m looking forward to doing next 

Over the coming months, I am looking forward to becoming more proficient on Typecase, continuing to broaden my knowledge of web accessibility, improving my writing skills, and working alongside both my team and colleagues across the University. 

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