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What’s it like to work in UX in a university?

If you’re familiar with higher education, you’ll know that it’s a broad and varied sector. This is no more true than in a university as large, old and research-focused as Edinburgh. And supporting our university by working in user research and experience design in Information Services right now is a challenging and interesting prospect.

We have openings available in our User Experience Service team at the moment, if you’re up to the challenge. Junior and experienced role details are at the end of this post.

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60 days with Waccy Walkers*

A few months ago, I had not even thought of going for a placement. I was worried I would end up serving coffee and donuts during lunchtime or doing some insignificant tasks, unrelated to my studies. However, driven by curiosity I decided to apply for a placement at the University of Edinburgh. Now I am here, at the one of the most prestigious institutions in the United Kingdom, doing my placement year.

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New editorial development officer – welcome Nick

Nick Daniels joined us this week on secondment from the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences for 9 months. He’s going to help us increase the level of service we offer while we commit to longer term collaborations with business units focussing on incremental improvements to their web presences.

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