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NAMRIP holds 'Writing web pages without training' workshops

Published: 17 June 2015

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NAMRIP members attended two sessions on “Writing web pages without training” on 10 and 17 June 2015. Members were shown how to produce attractive, appropriate web pages without knowledge of any packages other than Word or Powerpoint.

The workshops were open to everyone in NAMRIP; staff, students, ECRs and colleagues from the hospital. and were held from 14:00 to 16:00 in Building 25 Room 1009.

The University provides all staff with a web page, regardless of whether they have asked for it, and it can be a valuable ‘shop window’ for showcasing research and teaching. However, if you do not take care of this web page, it gives a poor impression of you because it will usually be top of the list when people Google you. If potential employers, sponsors, collaborators and students click here first they will want to see videos of you giving talks, good quality images of research, succinct and easily understood summaries of research projects, each with its own page. The functions of the page give you the ability to archive your achievements, list your publications, use automatic feeds to bring press articles into one place and give you the raw materials to hand for when you need to provide impact case studies.

The workshop sessions (along with with cake and refreshments) covered many topics including:

  • producing the right material for the audience in mind
  • how that audience can change in time
  • Biographies, project pages
  • the use of images and video
  • Using apps like Storify
  • The benefits of using your web page to assist with your REF return
  • publications and impact
  • archiving your important stories
Use your webpages to tell the story of your research to the wider world and generate your impact cases

... fabulous cakes! I hope others take up the opportunity. It was thought-provoking and informative and has motivated me to work on my web page to make it a more engaging 'shop front'

Jacqui Prieto - Associate Professor, NIHR Senior Clinical Lecturer , Health Sciences

Keeping my staff profile page and websites up to date is something which I know is important but never get around to doing. This workshop emphasised the importance of this, gave useful advice on how my online profile can be improved easily (and with little time commitment) and stressed the importance of considering who might be looking at the sites. It has helped me to focus on what I need to do to improve and to understand that this is a priority!

Dr Sandra Wilks - Senior Research Fellow (Microbiology), Natural and Environmental Sciences

Very useful. And I hadn't come across Storify before - what a brilliant app! I shall definitely be using that

Richard Oreffo - Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, Faculty of Medicine

Notes for editors

NAMRIP is funded by the University of Southampton and benefits hugely from £868,704.00 of funding from EPSRC's Network for Antimicrobial Action 'Bridging the Gap' call [EP/MO27260/1]. The MRC has also invested in NAMRIP, with one project already announced

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