It was always going to be the case that the smaller research groups would be simpler to develop websites for and that is reflected in the first site to be completed: Mental Toughness Research Group (MTOUGH).
One of the quickest research groups to set-up a website has been the Marketing and Supply Chain Research Group (MaSC). We quickly organised a structure for the website (helped, ironically, by the lack of structure already in place) and added web copy to the pages. Using the Copyblogger theme, the website has a clear and stylish look to it with really easy navigation to find the information you’re looking for quickly.
The move to College structure isn’t official yet, although my remit is across the soon-to-exist College of Social Science. It will bring together the Faculty of Business and Law, in which faculty office I am based, and the Faculty of Health and Social Science, based in Bridge House and the Sport Centre. It’s a good job the College won’t be a physical one or we’d have some problems!
In the next 6 weeks, it is hoped there will be a research site ready as a pilot to see how the project is going as a whole, get feedback and prove as a good example to follow. Some of the research groups in the College of Social Science have already started blogging and are doing a good job of it. One of those is the Community & Health Research Group.
As part of the project, I’ve set up six steps towards getting a self-sustaining online presence within the research of the College of Social Science. Have a look below to see what the plan is using some nice presentation software called Prezi.