We’re currently working hard behind the scenes to develop a new Students’ Union website for 2021.
Our website has been well overdue an upgrade to ensure it is fully accessible, easy to navigate and looks good too. We want you to be able to find the information you need and the topics that you are interested in, no searching through endless pages!
We’ve held several focus groups with a range of students with different needs and experiences of the current website. We found that some of our web page headings were unclear, they were too full of text and students wanted to easily find their way around but didn’t agree with some of the ways we had grouped our topics.
We know we need to work on the accessibility of the website. Currently, there’s a toolbar at the top of each page that can increase text size, read out the page and more, but we want to develop this further to provide complete accessibility for all students’ needs.
We’re not just thinking about how the website looks either! Many of our student groups’ committee members access a dashboard in the backend of our website to update their Sports Club and Society pages. We want to make it easy for them to upload their latest news, pictures and upcoming events and will have a new content management system in place so this can happen.
We’re so excited to be able to improve your online experience with us. Keep your eyes peeled for future updates!