Dynamic new website design goes live next week
Our University website is one of our most important shop windows into the work we do. Each year 24 million people visit it, and recent research into our reputation has told us that we could do a better job using it to tell our story more powerfully.
The first stage of a complete overhaul of our website, a collaborative project between the digital team in Corporate Affairs and the web team in CiCS, is now complete. And the new top-level pages, including this staff page, will go live on Tuesday 10 December designed to showcase the amazing content we create every day.
The new pages feature greater use of imagery and video and provide a clearer visual platform to help build our reputation as a global university. They will also work more effectively across different devices, such as mobile and tablet.
Navigation is focused around our priority audiences. It will help people find the information they need and bring a greater focus on generating calls to action for our visitors. The project team will also be applying elements of the new design to existing CMS pages to bring some consistency.
The website is one of our most important and effective communication channels, so the changes don’t stop here. The aim is to make sure that the standard of the new top-level pages is reflected on the rest of the website. The project team will work together with faculties and departments to make this happen.
Feedback form: If you spot any technical problems with the new web pages or have any comments then complete this form to give your feedback.
More University news in Overview, the staff newsletter.
Football players needed for charity match against Hallam
Take on Sheffield Hallam University staff in a varsity style charity game.
Organised by a group of Sheffield Hallam students, the game will be raising money for The Children’s Hospital Charity, which supports the work of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
All abilities are welcome and the match will take place at Goodwin Sports Centre on Saturday 25 January. Kick-off is at 1.45pm.
There’ll also be raffles and refreshments for spectators and a half time penalty shootout.
Want to play? Email Seb Garber to find out more at email@example.com
What could you do with €5m?
Sheffield has been invited to take part in the Mayors Challenge, an innovation competition with a €5m prize. Organisers are looking for people to put forward solutions to six of the big challenges facing Sheffield today.
Anyone can take part and the challenges include reducing social isolation, creating an affordable and sustainable energy supply, improving air quality, supporting people to be physically active, giving young people help to start their careers, and increasing innovation and collaboration in Sheffield. Solutions need to be submitted online by Tuesday 10 December. Submit your solution