New Research website beta launched

As announced late last year Web Services has undertaken a significant project to re-develop the University's external facing website to ensure it is an effective communications and marketing tool.

The work involved in this is considerable and therefore new developments are being phased in to ensure our users benefit from the changes at the earliest opportunity. This year has already seen the launch of our news system and undergraduate eProspectus, and now the first 'new site' is available for feedback and testing.

A 'beta test' of a new Research website is being launched today - available only to the University community. The site has been developed in collaboration with numerous stakeholders across the University but the team now want wider feedback to further develop it before launching it externally.

Alison Wildish, Head of Web Services, said: "Launching beta versions of websites is fairly common nowadays as it provides the developers with really useful feedback to ensure the 'final site' is as user friendly and engaging as possible.

"We are seeking feedback on all aspects of the site as we want to ensure we really understand what our users are looking for. It's also very important to get feedback from colleagues across the University as the site is intended to communicate what we're all about.

"The intention of this new site is to increase the exposure of our research which is often difficult to find in the existing site.

"New features have been developed to make it easier for users to access details about research and the academics associated with it. The aim is to ensure users gain a real flavour of the world class research that happens here at Bath."

Feedback from the online form will be collated and the results published before the site goes 'live', later in the year.

To feedback your comments on the new site, please click on the red "Tell us what you think" link on the left hand side of the pages within the site.

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