You may have noticed - our website has had a refresh!
Last year’s team knew that at the beginning of August we would be coming to the end of our contract with Union Cloud (our previous website provider), and so the decision was made to take the time necessary to assess what we as a Students' Union needed from a website before committing to a new contract. So, with a full capacity membership team, they began work on creating a website that will be in place for the next academic year, giving us space to work out what we want moving forward.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE COMING YEAR AHEAD
In the coming months, we will be looking at what we need and what is available to us from different website providers. Students will be at the heart of this conversation and we'll be listening to and working with students to learn how they use our site and what they want from it, as well as look at where we want to go as a union. It's important that whatever website provider we end up with allows us to grow as a union and continue to support students. We don’t know yet what site we’ll end up with but it's worth noting that a large number of Students' Unions use one of two website providers which all provide similar cost packages. We’ve assessed that there shouldn’t be too much disruption to students in the process; however, the website will look different for a while.
We hope you enjoy the refreshed look! As well as all the refreshed content and design, the site still includes a full set of interactive features such as the Clubs & Societies Directory, events, online voting, and more. These use the University's Raven login, so no need to create an account - you can get going straight away. This is an exciting opportunity for the Union, and we look forward to working with students on this, to find the best option for students and the Union.