Departmental websites by CookandKaye
supporting students and research
A departmental website has a lot of work to do - providing a first point of call for existing students (course notes to sick leave), while showcasing research strengths and encouraging applications from prospective students.
Whether you are working within a centrally managed content management system (CMS) or need a bespoke departmental site, we have the experience to cover every aspect of your requirements.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
The University of Sheffield COSHH database has been built within the University's site templates to provide seamless integration with the support and administrative functions of the Department of Chemistry.
The site is a secured for access by Staff and students at the University, and allows staff and students to quickly prepare COSHH assessments, and for these assessments to be easily evaluated by the department prior to approval. It includes a simple chemical search facility, as well as a COSHH assessment lookup - valuable for preparing new assessments, or in case of accident and emergency.
Further details of this extensive project are available on our blog post entitled COSHH online.
NanoFolio - nano scale science, engineering and nanotechnology
NanoFolio: is the nano scale science, engineering and nanotechnology Masters Degree (MSc) portfolio of the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds. NanoFolio offers Europe's most established and prestigious qualifications in this rapidly expanding area of science and technology.
The website houses a range of features illustrating and explaining aspects of nanotechnology at a level suitable for high-school students or students early in their degree courses in science. These features have also been developed by CookandKaye, in consultation with members of academic staff.
There is also a large archive of teaching materials, which is accessible to students at the two Unitersities. CookandKaye are responsible for maintenance of the site, including adding new teaching material.
SABRE - supporting the built environment sector: SABRE is a partnership between the University of Sheffield and BRE (www.bre.co.uk). The partnership brings together the extensive range of expertise that both organisations have in the built environment sector.
In the SaBRE website was built in W3C compliant HTML to match a design created by Eleven design for the client. The site itself is encapsulated in Joomla 1.5, one of the most popular open source content management systems available. This permits the client to create their own content, and add images and other media to the site, within the design contraints.
White Rose DTC
The White Rose doctoral training centre (DTC) is a leading doctoral training centre for interdisciplinary scientists at the life-sciences interface. The course is run jointly by the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, so a bespoke website was required for these courses.
We designed this site to overcome recruiting problems for the course, and to satisfy the requirements of the funding body. Subsequently the course has been inundated by high quality applicants!
Our design included the development of a logo for the DTC, based on a peptide structure folded into the form of a rose. Other features on the site were developed from the course organisers' research papers!
University of Sheffield School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
To meet funding requirements, it was necessary to create a School of Medicine website with the basic online features expected of a modern department.
We were instrumental in researching and preparing the required copy for this site, speaking to academics and department administrators to determine what facilites were available for students on the course, and how they could engage with them.
Following our work, the School was able to move the site into the University's Content Management System (they had previously been barred from this, lacking the basic online resources expected). The current site therefore reflects the new University style, and has been expanded and developed since our input in 2003. (Current website)
University of Sheffield Department of Chemistry
We were responsible for development and upkeep of the University of Sheffield's Department of Chemistry website between 2000 and 2003.
When we took the site on, it was the longest established departmental website at the University, and one of first Chemistry websites in the world, having been created by Mark Winter, an early proponent of using the web for teaching. Mark also created WebElements, the periodic table on the web - still one of the world's most popular educational websites!
Finally, we transferred the site to the central content management system, to comply with University policy. Subsequently the site has been kept up to date by secretarial staff at the department, and the current design reflects University style. (Current website).
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