June 2015

  • Improving the international country pages

    We provide international applicants with specific information on entry requirements, funding and scholarships, university services for international students, how to contact an agent and forthcoming visits. All of this information is on our country pages. As part of the development of the...

  • Tracking the progress of the Beta: one whiteboard, 300 spreadsheets

    Very early into the Beta, we started to face a big question: how do we track the progress of the Beta programme? We use Trello and Pivotal within the team, but we didn't just want to track what we were...

  • Building a boot camp for auditing web content

    Auditing inventories can be a daunting task. Publishers auditing inventories as part of the transition into the new publishing app will have to review a lot of content while also having to consider content types and migration options. To help, we...

  • Automatically shipping early and often

    We're an agile team, but rather than dogmatically follow a proscriptive capital-a Agile methodology we try to hew closely to the principles behind the Agile Manifesto. Principle 3: "Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)" We're trying to...

  • How to share in the rewards of user research

    Our priority principle is 'Put users’ needs first'. Lately we’ve been helping University teams to carry out their own user research. We've found it very effective and we now want to encourage more departments to get involved. Why we prioritise...