About the Digital blog

The University of Bath has an in-house digital team consisting of designers, developers and writers.

The remit of the Digital Marketing & Communications team is to:

  • set digital policy and performance standards
  • develop and maintain digital products and services
  • support digital publishing and engagement by the University.

We are responsible for helping the University get the most out of its own website as well as associated digital channels (such as blogs or YouTube). We take a user-centred approach and we want the people who interact with the University digitally to find that experience informative, trustworthy and useful.

If you need help with the digital aspects of your work contact us via web-support@bath.ac.uk.

If you want to find out more about how we operate, please read our digital principles.

The team

Richard Prowse - Head of Digital

Richard ProwseRich leads the Digital team and has a decade of experience working in higher education. He is passionate about content strategy, structured content and user experience design. He is also an adult fan of Lego.

Rhian Griggs - Content Manager

Rhian GriggsRhian was previously our Digital Editor for Student Recruitment and Experience. She came to us with a background in Local Government web, focusing on good practice in the development of local authority websites using extensive evidence-based research. In her spare time she likes to make use of her foreign languages and is slowly making her way around Central and South America whenever she gets the chance to strap on a backpack.

Tom Trentham - Development Manager

tomHe found his calling on the web some years ago but not before exercising his creative talents by working in marketing. This, combined with a strong scientific background, means Tom is a logical thinker with an eye for detail. Since joining us, Tom has enjoyed involvement in a huge variety of projects from video publishing to site search as well as helping to win a European Excellence Award. It's not all work though, he likes to chill out by jazzing it up on his saxophone.

John Fox - Content Designer

John FoxJohn started his career by travelling to Asia to sell books, but then someone invented the internet and he decided to use that instead. Since then he has been a digital marketer, content producer, and web editor, most recently in the name of sustainability. In his spare time he enjoys reading, walking, and silently correcting people’s grammar.

Dr Miao He - Content Designer (international audiences)

Miao HeAs the Content Designer for international audiences, Miao is responsible for supporting and delivering the University’s International Strategy via planning, creating and producing digital products and content. Prior to joining the University, Miao has split her time in Asia and Europe as a broadcasting and newspaper journalist. She has also worked for various universities across the UK on international PR, marketing and communications roles.

Amy Chandler - Content Writer

After graduating with an MA in Creative & Critical Writing and working as a copywriter in Birmingham, Amy packed up her short stories, Taylor Swift T-shirts and coffee maker and headed down to Bath to join the Digital team. With an aptitude for syntactic analysis and language composition, Amy enjoys creating content that prioritises the reader experience. She also likes to make pancakes.

Lizzy Lee - Content Writer

Lizzy LeeFollowing a degree in Illustration, Lizzy has spent the last few years working in digital marketing, graphic design and hand-painted illustration before joining us as a Content Writer. When she’s not writing, editing and proofing, she can usually be found climbing, painting, reading, eating all the food, drinking all the tea, and desperately trying to make friends with every cat she meets.

Charlotte Sams - Video Producer

Charlotte joined the team as the Video Producer from a background in a variety of media roles, from photography to social media management. Passionate about storytelling, she has also worked in production and loves to create imagery in all forms. In her free time, she would normally prefer to be outdoors taking photos or in/on/under the sea doing some form of water sport, yet she may well be getting lost in a book somewhere or eating popcorn.

Tegan Male - User Experience Designer

Tegan MaleNot long after graduating from university with a degree in Digital Media, Tegan joined us as our User Experience Designer. She is a meticulous pixel perfectionist with a penchant for user-centric design and accessibility standards. In her spare time, Tegan enjoys playing video games, eating sushi and fussing everyone's cats.

Chris Howlett - Developer

Photo of Chris HowlettChris joined the development team having jumped ship to Ruby on Rails after thirteen years working in C and C++. He brings a mathematician’s problem-solving skills and keen eye for detail, and is a stickler for beautiful code. He is a keen member of a local musical theatre group and would enjoy more board games, video games, cricket and climbing if only he had time (which he doesn’t). You may have seen him on BBC’s Only Connect, where he was team captain of the Software Engineers, semi-finalists in series 9. His team was knocked out due to a lack of knowledge about weasel species.

Justin Keevill - Developer

Photo of Justin KeevillJustin joined the Digital team after a ten-year spell as a developer in a small business working on a range of projects, including TV and radio applications. He has a daily desire to holiday in Japan to explore the country and eat all their okonomiyaki. When not corralling code, he enjoys playing computer and board games, rocking out with his bass, and drinking tea. These often occur at the same time, with predictably disastrous consequences.

Rosie Hart - Digital Supporter & Platform Trainer

sean-digital-blogRosie has worked in Higher Education for the last decade following completion of her studies in Art, Design and Multimedia. She has been actively interested in building and designing for the web since the dawn of broadband. As a fan of puzzles with a relatively short attention span, she enjoys straightforward logic and getting to the point. Easily recognisable by her purple hair and cat-related accessories.