Salford University

After graduating from University in summer 2011 I was given the chance to work with the Salford University digital team on a temporary basis in order to help them prepare for the launch of a completely overhauled Salford University website.

I was responsible for a range of tasks, such as editing HTML templates, updating copy via the custom CMS (Squiz Matrix) and editing XML files to prepare them for importing. Overall, my role was to assist in whatever way possible to get the website ready for a deadline.

With around 15 people in the team and a deadline to work to I got an opportunity to experience what it was like to work in a real life digital team and to work under pressure from stakeholders. The role was originally planned to last 4 weeks, however after a weeks break I was asked back to help out again for a week, which demonstrates my value to the team at the time.

The courses pages of the website remain as they were when they were launched in 2011.