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Konni Deppe

September 30th, 2016

What’s new on the website in September

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Konni Deppe

September 30th, 2016

What’s new on the website in September

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

There’s always something new on our website. Here’s a quick update with some interesting facts and figures, and a look at what will be coming next. Thanks for dropping by!

Website updates for September

  • We’ve published the LSE Catering Strategic Plan.
  • Warden and subwarden Who’s whos got updated, using great new portrait photos taken in the PhD Academy earlier this month.
  • The catering homepage now has a newsletter subscription box. So, if anyone asks you where to subscribe, that’s where.
  • We published the latest Student Halls Handbook.

Key visitor stats in September

We’ve got five areas on the LSE website: catering, accommodation for students, information for current residents, RCSD information and faculty accommodation. To get a rough idea of how many people have visited our pages during September, let’s look at unique pageviews. Unique pageviews don’t equal people, but they give you a broad idea of what our most viewed content is.

  1. lse.ac.uk/accommodation: 71,530 unique pageviews
  2. lse.ac.uk/currenthallresidents: 23,732 unique pageviews
  3. lse.ac.uk/cateringservices: 6,774 unique pageviews
  4. lse.ac.uk/residentialservices: 1,472 unique page views
  5. lse.ac.uk/facultyaccommodation: 1,371 unique pageviews

How one of our pages has changed

  • Reading on the web is 25% harder than on paper, so shortening things really helps. On the ‘How to pay your accommodation’ page, we used the nifty ‘accordion’ feature to reduce the amount of text that students are faced with. Page visitors can now choose to only see the payment type that they’re interested in (see below).

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  Future website updates

  • Faculty accommodation pages: photographer Pavel took fresh pictures of our staff apartments. Marketing officer Josh selected the best photos and made them ‘web ready’. I’m going to upload them next week.
  • Catering menu pages: the menu pages (wines, sandwiches, etc) show people what they can order. To help customers get more quickly from the menu page to the online ordering system, we’ll be adding an ‘Order catering’ button onto each menu page.

Have your say

There’s an easy way to give feedback about the LSE website. Click on the ‘Comment on this page’ link at the bottom of any page. Each time you submit a comment, it goes automatically  to the main editor of the page (Janice in Catering or me), with a copy to the central web team. Alternatively, you can always contact me directly on k.deppe@lse.ac.uk. Your comments really help.

Konni
Lead Contributor (web/resoures)
LSE RCSD

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Konni Deppe

Lead contributor (web), LSE Residential Services and Catering Division

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