3 things every university should consider for enrolment and their website
As part of implementing Codiance Higher for The University of Bedfordshire we were tasked with a redesign of their website. We all agreed it felt ‘dated’ and we were confident we could make it look ‘good’. But making a website look good doesn’t necessarily mean better results!
Full Speed Ahead for University Clearing: Application Gateway
For Universities, A-level results day is the busiest day of the year. This is when clearing gets into full-swing. Getting clearing day right could mean the difference in £millions of revenue. Read our guide to using Microsoft Azure and Umbraco to provide a robust solution.
Building People Centric Systems and Being a part of the team
To be an extension of the team. It’s very easy to say and claim. I used this term recently in a meeting with a new client. The reply (received in the friendly way it was intended) was, ‘Of course you say that! Who doesn’t!?’.
I think they had a point! It did get me thinking. So below I’ve highlighted three very tangible…
Scaling With Demand:
How to get your University ready for clearing
Clearing is a high-pressure time for both students and Universities. Clearing can quickly shape the next 3 to 5 years of a student's life. And for universities, the financial benefits run into millions. It’s the single biggest university enrolment event.
Getting to the Heart of an Enterprise System with a People-Centric Approach.
When speaking to new customers, we often talk about our people-centric approach to system design.
You can map out and design systems all day long, though unless you truly understand the fundamental problems people are trying to solve, you might miss the real pain-points and the real opportunities for improvement.
Challenging Intuition with Data: People-Centric System Design
As part of a bespoke system overhaul with The University of Bedfordshire we were asked to redesign their website. We all agreed it felt ‘dated’ and we were confident we could make it look ‘good’. But making a website look good doesn’t get to the heart of the problem.
How many times - at work or at home - have you uttered the words “they don’t make them like they used to?” Probably too often! With the cost of materials ever-increasing and the need to protect margins and profitability, it’s a simple fact of life: many things just aren’t built as well as they once were.
Content management is about more than content: why Umbraco is our CMS of choice
Anyone who’s ever looked for a way to have many contributors input content for a single website will know that there are countless choices out there. From a broad spectrum of options, a few titans of industry appear regularly.
Helping Manufacturers: Why shadowing is essential in people-centric design
Recently we were invited to run one of our Discovery projects to help define the strategy for a system overhaul of one leading manufacturer. They wanted something that could support the manufacturing, administration and delivery of products at their scaling business.
5 steps to ensure a great working relationship with clients
At its heart, engineering requires a birds-eye view of how an enterprise system is used - all in the context of the business. How do people use a system? How does that fit in with other processes? How does it help people achieve their objectives?