University of Manchester – websites

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“I highly recommended Edwin. The websites are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were. Edwin takes pride in his work”

Zabina Kosar-Ahmed, External Relations

 Key skills: Managing junior writers; editing; project management; quality control; production processes; multidisciplinary working; content management; training

Scientia Scripta worked with The University of Manchester to update 11 of its websites and train staff and academics to use new content management software.

Website content

Working within a large team, Edwin successfully produced, edited and inputted content for the first two of nine new websites for the University of Manchester. Edwin began by identifying problems with the current website content and then developed a writing style and production processes for the new website production. Edwin managed a team of junior writers and also liaised with academics about the content. He wrote editorial guidelines for the subsequent websites, and pioneered workflows and processes which were followed by the team for the rest of the project.

Edwin’s knowledge and expertise enabled him to provide quality control for new web copy. His diligent approach was highly praised with positive feedback coming from both academic and administrative staff at the University.

School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

School of Matrials

Website re-launch

Following the successful website launches in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Scientia Scripta was recommended for similar work in the Faculty of Humanities to support the redevelopment of several websites.

We drove the re-launch of two sites for the School of Law and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. In both projects we collaborated with academics and the web team to propose a relevant information hierarchy. We mapped existing content to the new site structure and identified where we needed to create new content or edit existing copy.

Our SEO strategy helped us to write pages that would engage readers, deliver key messages, and boost search engine page rankings. We also ensured the new websites fitted with the faculty’s communications and marketing strategies.

In conjunction with a fresh page layout and graphic design, the HCRI and School of Law websites now offer users clear navigation, attractive and up-to-date content and access to the latest information about research and courses.

Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute

School of Law

Training workshops
With our substantial experience of using the University’s TerminalFour (T4) content management system, we developed and delivered several bespoke workshops for administrative staff and academics on how to use the software to update faculty websites. Our training introduced people to the T4 system and outlined the basics on how to edit text, images and maintain pages. We also created a complementary training booklet and support website.
Find out about Scientia Scripta’s latest work on The University of Manchester’s websites.