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Snippets - 31/07/2009

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Jul 31 2009 19:04

A new Union website, a new hall of residence, a new lab in Skempton and a new data protection agreement for the health trust.

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1. anon   
Jul 31 2009 21:37

Wasn't the old Union website only two years old? How much money was wasted on this re-"design"?

Jul 31 2009 23:38

The old union website was launched 3 years ago, and money for the revamp came from advertising revenue generated by the site. It isn't really a 'new' site, but an upgrade of the old one, which should provide a better experience for clubs & societies (who are the biggest users of the online payments system). The content is also being reworked to provide better advice and more resources for the academic rep network.

All of the portacabins are now gone and Prince's Gardens is returning to its former peaceful self.

3. ano   
Aug 01 2009 01:38

Yeah removing the century old symbols and arms of Imperial was a bloody great idea, now we look like University of Teeside - s**t.

The new page is awful as was the old since your logo is, you guessed it, s**t.

Aug 01 2009 04:16

You're whining because the coat of arms was removed from the union website 3 years ago?

5. Medic   
Aug 02 2009 13:41

I'm amazed nothing about the Faculty of Medicine restructuring where 130 academic and support staff are being lost has been mentioned on this site yet...

6. Wag   
Aug 03 2009 08:11

Not to mention the many other tricks, including several which are extremely dodgy with regard to employment law, that Imperial are pulling at the moment. Particularly with support staff in FoE departments, where various people seem to be making the procedures up as they go along, with the tacit support of HR.

Aug 03 2009 13:47

?30,000 on the new website. Crazy!

8. Waste   
Aug 14 2009 17:52

Surprising you went with a external agency when you could've tempted a few CompSci students to do the job for a fraction of the cost?it is after all very simple.

Aug 14 2009 20:05

compsci students sound like a great idea if you want a website which is only supported for 6 months after launch and no-one has a clue how to fix it when it breaks, or extend it later.

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