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New University Staff Profile (USP) System

Posted by Alison Charlton | 10 comments

Hello everyone...

I have some exciting news! The long awaited University Staff Profile (USP) is now live and ready for all staff to populate their profile with lots of interesting information about themselves, and showcasing areas of expertise, skills and research.

About the new staff profile system

The aim of the new staff profile system is to raise the profile of the University and its academic and professional staff on the externally facing web. It is a place for prospective students, University partners and staff to learn more about you.

The new system enables you to update the content of your profile easily and quickly, in one single location. While some of the attributes in the profile will be visible on the public facing web (public profile), others will be for internal use only.

How to access your profile

You can access your profile by clicking the ‘Update your profile’ (blue button) from the Staff Profiles landing page. Give it a go - see how you get on! If you have any problems, please refer to the user guide for supporting information. 

Helpful user guides

A comprehensive user guide and quick user guide have been developed for the new system. These guides can be accessed from individual staff profile pages by clicking the blue question mark button (top right hand side of the screen).

Out with the old - in with the new

For the time being, we will run existing staff profile web pages and the new staff profiles system alongside each other, to give staff time to populate their new profiles. We will look to phase out old sites from March 2012.

Happy profiling!

YouTube make-over

Posted by Neil Finlay | 0 comments

Following on from the success of the official UWE Facebook page we have maintained our social media momentum by revisiting our tired and neglected YouTube channel and given it a cosmetic revamp.

Over the coming months we will be populating the channel with content conveniently organised into categories for ease of browsing. The intention is to create an informative and entertaining video resource that will support our web site and social media activity. We have a few new exciting video projects in the pipeline as well.

To celebrate the re-launch the channel is showcasing a new two minute video that was filmed and produced for us by two UWE undergraduate students from film and media courses. We asked them to capture the atmosphere of the Undergraduate Open Day. We think they have done a great job.

Official UWE YouTube channel – have a look and see what you think.

Permission slips

Posted by Julia Weston | 1 comment

If you intend to use photos of people on the web or in print you will need to have written permission. Permission slips are available on the marketing and communications web pages

Formspring changes

Posted by Richard West | 0 comments

We're changing the way we share the Marketing and Communications Formspring account...

After losing our old forms/survey providers we were very aware that it wasn't just us who were stuck without an alternative. When we did find a replacement that ticked all Legal's boxes we shared our account to get everyone up and running asap.

It seems to have been well used, and we're now over a third of the way through our usage allowance, and expect to exceed it in the near future.

We're still happy to share our formspring account - but would ask that is now only used for marketing purposes*. If you'd like to create a form or survey for other purposes then we'd ask you get your faculty to create its own formspring account, or use one of the alternative tools that are now being used.

NB. As long as the correct security settings are enabled for each form (if you're unsure about this then do contact us) there is no problem using your own formspring account for the collection of personal data.

*If you already have non-marketing form or survey on the Marketing account don't worry about moving it.