Below is a list of our current projects. We help colleagues by guiding and assisting with web based projects as well as overseeing improvements to the university's wider digital presence. We also have a number of completed projects. If you would like to get in touch in relation to an upcoming digital project you are involved in, please email us at email@example.com
UCC Website Review 2017
The 2017 web review project hopes to modernise the look and feel of key UCC landing pages, as well as improving the overall governance of the website
Following on from an extensive requirements gathering phase, a tender was issued, with Granite Digital being awarded the task or redesigning key UCC landing pages. Before sign off on the new designs a townhall meeting will be held, allowing all of the UCC community to feedback in on the design.
Digital Asset Management
Members of the Digital Estate Working Group are working to upgrade the university's existing repository,uPic,to include all rich media including photographs and film. The new Digital Asset Management (DAM) system will be a resource accesible to all colleagues.
The DAM working group are investigating processes and troubleshooting the new version of uPic before rolling out to colleagues. If you are interested in becoming involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
George Boole 200
In 2015 UCC will commemorate Boole’s legacy, marking the bicentenary of his birth (2 November 2015), with a year long celebration involving a number of events and conferences, under the banner of George Boole 200. Members of the Digital Estate Working Group worked to support the commemorations by assisting in the development of an online presence to showcase the celebrations.
GeorgeBoole.com went live in September 2014, and has received much positive attention to date. It was nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Web Awards in the Most Beautiful Website and Best Microsite categories. If you would like to contribute, or have any comment about the website, please get in touch - email@example.com
As part of the ongoing improvements to our digital presence, the Digital Estate Working Group has supported a free professional headshot opportunity for all staff, in the photographic studio in Audio Visual Media Services, Áras na Laoi. The professional profile photographs can be used across departmental webpages, IRIS profiles, LinkedIn profiles, in print, as well as across a number of other platforms.
The headshots project has been a great success, with hundreds of staff members taking the opportunity to boost their professional profiles. Further dates are being actively considered.
UCC Pulse - Events Calendar and Distribution List
A wide variety of events take place across the university community every day, sometimes simultaneously. In the interests of promoting the events as widely and as effectively as possible, members of the Digital Estate Working Group have developed a central calendar that any staff member can submit an event to.
Events entered into the calendar are collated into a list which is then emailed on a regular basis to all staff as well as select external media. The events calendar is displayed at the bottom of the homepage of the university website.
Issuing one central email has proved very effective in efficiently promoting and publicising the variety of activities that take place, while reducing the number of individual emails that would otherwise need to be sent in order to promote the events.
If you would like to submit your event, click here.
UCC Rebranding Project
UCC has recently engaged in a rebranding process.
Our Visual Identity Guidelines will be available shortly.
Interim Visual Identity Guidelines
Our Interim Visual Identity Guidelines ( Branding Interim Guidelines) contain information on our:
- logo artwork
- colour palette
- corporate fonts
A set of fully branded PowerPoint and Word templates are available to staff on request from uPic@ucc.ie
Have a query?
If your query is not covered by the interim guidelines above, please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
UCC Student App
UCC via the DEWG and in conjunction with the Students Union are looking to commission a cross platform UCC Student mobile application.
The app went to tender on the 5th of February. Vendors have until the 16th to submit their proposals. It is hoped to select a provider around the 17th of February, with the App completed in time for the next academic year.
Search Engine Optimisation and Google Analytics
As part of our continual improvements to our digital estate, members of the DEWG have launched a project to audit our current approach to Search Engine Optimisation and Google Analytics to establish how we can improve this.
The project is in its initial stage with requirements gathering. A number of stakeholders from strategically important areas around the university will be involved in the intial stages. If you are interested in becoming involved, or would like to request a Google Analytics report for your section of the UCC website, get in touch - email@example.com
Wavebreak Media Collaboration
In order to boost our central image collection (uPic), members of the Digital Estate Working Group have worked with Wavebreak Media to gather a large quantity of new imagery, from across a wide range of strategically important areas. Colleagues from across the university have with representatitves of the group to ensure that we highlight some of the unique offerings available on campus.
A number of days of photoshoots have taken place in different areas around the university, headed up by the university photographer. Photographs will be made available to colleagues uPic once the Digital Asset Management project is complete. In the interim, images can be requested via firstname.lastname@example.org.