Since partnering with UWL, we’ve provided Drupal security patching, and general maintenance services to ensure their website has stayed secure, up-to-date and functioning optimally. We’ve also worked on various design and build projects to improve the site as and when UWL’s budgets have allowed.
One of these projects was to develop UWL’s website to focus on clearing each August/September – an important time when countless students are trying to find out about and apply for clearing spaces. Time was of the essence as we needed to complete everything in advance of the upcoming clearing period. We began by creating various wireframes and met with senior management to discuss options and consider how best to maximise student appeal and applications.
Within the set timeframe, we created a fresh, new fully-responsive clearing homepage that could be set to appear only during the clearing period. The page features an optimised design, pop-up search option and simple online application process, making it quick and easy for prospective students to find out about and apply for UWL’s clearing spaces.
Another project involved redesigning the UWL website’s usual homepage, particularly focusing on improving user experience for current and prospective students. The homepage now has a UX-optimised layout and navigation, and includes options to search for a course or login to the student portal. We also freshened up the design and branding, and ensured full mobile and tablet responsivity.
Following this, we’ve gradually updated the design and responsivity for the rest of the UWL site. Our changes have also made it easier for staff to maintain and operate the website in the back-end, with options to promote priority content and include videos.