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 have had more that 30 one-to-one interviews with prospective students, current students and academics as well as holding workshops with the Web Action Group and Marketing and Student Recruitment to find ways to improve the website.

The main aim is to make it a more effective student recruitment tool, to help meet the proposed increase in student numbers. This improvement is part of the ongoing Web First project to transform SOAS’ digital presence.  It is happening now because  undergraduate student recruitment starts in mid-July.

This new face for the homepage positions us strongly for the start of UG admissions. In the meantime we are rethinking the design and structure of the entire site.

It would help if members of staff could look at their areas of the website and point out any inaccuracies or out of date information to their web editors – you can find a list of these at http://www.soas.ac.uk/web/webeditors/

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