More new blogs

By df9|August 24, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

There is a new blog – Online and Distance Learning One other thing re blogs – sadly RebelMouse have decided to start charging a lot of money for their blog and social media accumulator service so the nice page at http://www.soas.ac.uk/blogs/ will stop working shortly. I am in the process of trying to find another similar free service to keep this page looking nice while highlighting the best of SOAS’ blogs.

New template designs

By df9|January 25, 2016|Uncategorized|1 comments

For a long while we have been doing the research and developing templates for a new re-skinning of the website. It will have some new main navigation and some changes to the overall look and feel of the site. We are hoping to deploy these new designs over the next couple of months – you can see dummy examples of these pages at http://www.soas.ac.uk/web/new-templates.html Please note the content is just

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Blog updates

By df9|January 21, 2016|Blogs|0 comments

You may have noticed that some additional functionality has been added to all of our blog sites with people being able to subscribe by email or blog reader and the blog feeds are now pulled into the website, we are hoping to be able to update our WordPress instance and to supply more functionality soon

End of year catch up – blogs

By df9|December 10, 2014|Blogs, Social Media|0 comments

As you may have noticed there have been some new blogs set up recently: the SOAS South Asia Institute followed up on their highly popular blog on the Indian Elections with a new one titled South Asia Notes and Professor Richard Black (Pro-Director, Research and Enterprise) has a SOAS Research Blog the new Senate House North Block blog covers everything to do with SOAS in to Senate House finally the SOAS

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Content updates

By df9|August 15, 2014|Content, User Guide|0 comments

While some people will be very busy with Clearing it should be a time when you might have a bit of time to take stock before the new academic year starts. So, with that in mind, could you have a look at your department’s web site and see if things are out of date or need changing. Obviously the most important thing to keep our offer up to date –

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SOAS website scores highly on latest Sitemorse rankings

By df9|February 27, 2014|Data Integrity, Rankings|0 comments

There is an online article in THE (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/best-and-worst-of-sectors-websites-revealed/2011519.article) which highlights the Sitemorse rankings of higher education institution websites (http://www.sitemorse.com/survey/report-table.html?rt=1015&v=blobs). The rankings are issued quarterly and are based on more than 238 million checks covering everything from functionality, accessibility, code quality to response time. SOAS came 52 out of 339 – there was only one Russell Group University ranked higher than us with Bristol at 47th, many of the other high

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New ‘Quick Fix’ home page a success

By df9|February 26, 2014|Design, Stats|0 comments

The project to improve areas of the site aimed at recruiting new students (home page, department home pages, degree pages, degree listing page, department listing page) is still ongoing but there have been good results on the changes that have been made so far to the home page and navigation. Since the new “quick-fix” home page and navigation were implemented on 25th July 2013 there has been a marked increase

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New home page coming soon

By df9|July 12, 2013|Design|0 comments

The home page of SOAS website will be reconfigured next week, to shift the focus to student recruitment. New functionality includes a degree finder, which allow web visitors to search all our offerings – UG, PGT, PGR, distance learning, language courses, certificates, diplomas, summer and other courses. The changes have been introduced as a result of qualitative research of SOAS web users. As part of the Web First project we

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Kobir Ahmed has joined the web team

By df9|July 12, 2013|Web Team|0 comments

Kobir has been working as Web Content Assistant on secondment from the Library for a month now. He’s been doing a lot of the day to day approving of material. He has also been trying to get the PhD student profiles more complete across the site as well as correcting broken links. You can contact us on the general e-mail address web content@soas.ac.uk

More Java updates and possible issues

By df9|April 21, 2013|CMS|0 comments

There has been another Java update and some people are reporting problems with security warnings. One option is to go into the Java Control Panel and in Advanced Options –  “Mixed Code” section select “Enable – hide warning and run with protections” After doing this you should clear your Java cache (http://www.java.com/en/download/help/plugin_cache.xml) and also clear the browser cache too. Choosing a different browser may also help. On a Mac try

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