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Personal Development Management System

Digital visa

Key details: The digital visa is open to all staff and is essential for anyone working on the University's website. It enables staff to feel competent and confident working on digital communications projects and provides new skills in a range of digital areas.

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Audience

  • Academic staff
  • Professional staff
  • Research staff

Programme information

The digital visa is a programme of training courses in digital communication topics. It provides training essential to anyone who works on the University’s website or with the digital communications team. It enables staff to feel competent and confident working on digital communications projects and provides new skills in a range of digital areas.

Participants who sign up and complete the four compulsory training sessions from the digital visa will become trusted digital advocates and will be one of the first points of contact between the digital communications team and their department or unit. The four sessions are:

  • Writing for the web
  • 'An introduction to social media for beginners' or 'Developing a social media strategy'
  • Introduction to the digital pattern library
  • Accessibility for the web.   

The training courses run regularly throughout the year and can be taken in any order. Digital visa participants are notified as soon as an upcoming course is scheduled. They also get priority of place on all digital visa courses up until a week before the course runs (when it is opened to all staff on a first-come first-served basis).

Core

3 courses - you have to complete all of these.

  • Accessibility for the web
  • Introduction to the digital pattern library
  • Writing for the web

Optional

1 courses - these are all optional.

  • Advanced writing for the web

Social media

2 courses - you have to complete 1 of these.

  • An introduction to social media for beginners
  • Developing a social media strategy

Programme organiser

Digital communications team
Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk