Monday 27th July, 2015
4:00pm to 5:30pm
As described in Wikipedia "Edge Hill University is a campus-based university situated in Ormskirk, Lancashire. The institution was opened on 24 January 1885 as Edge Hill College, the first non-denominational teacher training college for women in England, before admitting its first male students in 1959. In 2005, Edge Hill was granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council and became Edge Hill University on 18 May 2006.
Edge Hill was named University of the Year in 2014 in the 10th annual Times Higher Education Awards. The University had been shortlisted three times previously, 2007/8, 2010/11 and 2011/12 making it the only university to be shortlisted four times in seven years. In 2015 the university was named the Times Higher Education's Best University Workplace after claiming the number one spot in all four key markers of a contented workforce in the THE Best University Workplace Survey.
The university's campus is situated in Ormskirk in West Lancashire and was named the safest campus to live at in the North West and the fifth-safest in the country by The Complete University Guide. A focus on sustainability has resulted in Edge Hill winning a Green Flag Award as well as a commendation in the 2011 Green Gown Awards made by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges."
The University's Web team has had an important role to play in raising the visibility of the institution and supporting the university in winning these awards. Members of the Web team have been pro-active in sharing their approaches across the wider community, with Alison Kerwin, then head of the Web Team giving a plenary talk on "Let the Students do the Talking..." at the IWMW 2008 event. Mike Nolan, the current head of the Web Team, has facilitated a number of sessions at recent IWMW events and is the local contact for this year's event. In addition Mike and colleagues from the Web team are facilitating a workshop session on "Working with an Institutional Web Team – Edge Hill University" which will highlight areas of web strategies and web developments which the team are particularly proud of and provide an opportunity for participants to learn from these approaches and help the Web team address current challenges they are facing.
Head of Web Services at Edge Hill University but the views are all mine: http://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/webservices/
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