Web Development Skills for Postgraduate Researchers, 10-11 February

University of East Anglia, Norwich

10-11 February

Dr Paul Gooding and Dr Matthew Sillence (UEA)



Please remember to bring your own laptop.

Before travelling to UEA, please complete the preparatory exercises (videos and installations) listed on the workshop’s webpage. The combined videos require about 45 minutes to watch, so please allow yourself sufficient time to complete this tasks before Wednesday 10th.

Details of Broadview Lodge, campus maps, food outlets and travel advice are also available on the workshop’s website, as well as a reminder about setting up EDUROAM before travelling. Breakfast (for those staying), teas, coffees and lunch are provided on both days. The evening meal is not provided, but participants can use the University’s catering facilities.

A copy of the full programme is also available for download.

Matthew Sillence would very much welcome student input into research project he is doing with the School of Education at UEA about the creation of academic blogs and their use (mentioned at the introductory session in December). A consent form will be sent to the participants in this session. If a participant wishes to join the study, there will be some additional work required from the students over the next few weeks.


10 February 2016, Arts 01.06 & Union House 7/8

  • 12:00-12:30 – Registration and lunch (Arts 01.06)
  • 12:30-14:00 – Interdisciplinary seminar (PG)
  • 14:00-15:00 – Introduction to content management systems and blogs (MS) (Union House, 7/8)
  • 15:00-15:30 – Motivations for a web presence (MS)
  • 15:30-16:00 – Accessibility in websites (PG)
  • 16:00-16:30 – Break
  • 16:30-17:15 – Brainstorming your own web presence (MS/PG)
  • 17:15-18:00 – Group discussion (MS/PG)

11 February 2016, Union House 7/8

  • 09:00-10:30 – Working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript (PG/MS)
  • 10.30-11:00 – Break
  • 11:00-12:00 – Focusing on content, function and style (group session) (PG/MS)
  • 12:00-13:00 – Lunch
  • 13:00-14:30 – Building/developing your homepage (PG/MS)
  • 14.30-15:00 – Break
  • 15:00-16:00 – Site presentations (PG/MS)
  • 16:00-17:00 – Drinks in Scholar’s Bar