Training and support

Find out about the training and support available to Kent web editors.

Our workshops and online videos provide a guide to producing high quality and accessible content. The focus is on meeting user needs and best practice. 

Training includes:

  • Writing for the Web
  • Proofreading and Fact-checking
  • Using Site Editor
  • Using Images
  • Storytelling
  • Video Content
  • Planning Content

Writing for the Web

All Lead Editors need to attend our Writing for the Web workshop. This is to ensure we all work in accordance with our website policy.

  • How users read on the web
  • Planning a content structure
  • Creating scannable content
  • Writing in plain English.

Next workshop: July 2019 

Who can attend: currently open to Lead Editors in academic schools.

Proofreading and Fact-checking

This workshop covers:

  • Editing vs proofreading
  • What to look out for
  • The Kent house style
  • Fact-checking
  • Tips and tricks.

Next workshop: July 2019 

Who can attend: currently open to Lead Editors in academic schools. 

Using Site Editor

This training is provided online in videos covering:

You should also read our guidelines for using Site Editor.

Further training or support is available by request. 

Using Images

This content workshop covers:

  • Kent's brand guidelines
  • Choosing images with impact
  • Using University photography
  • Using photo libraries
  • Accreditation and copyright
  • Staff profile images

Next workshop: August 2019 

Who can attend: currently open to Lead Editors in schools. 

Using Video

This online training covers:

  • Showcase videos
  • Talking heads
  • Best practice
  • Commissioning videos
  • Top tips.

Further support is available by request.

Storytelling

This workshop covers:

  • Why use stories?
  • Story structure
  • Thinking about voice
  • Generic vs specific
  • Headlines and sells
  • Choosing images
  • Commissioning stories.     

Next workshop: September/October 2019 

Who can attend: currently open to Lead Editors in academic schools. 

Pre-requisites: Writing for the Web, Using Images, Video Content.

Planning your content

This workshop covers:

  • Looking for new stories
  • A question of balance
  • Using student interviews
  • Using Press Office stories
  • Using your news blog and events
  • Lifecycle of a story
  • Editorial calendar
  • Responding to analytics

Next workshop: October/November 2019 

Who can attend: currently open to Lead Editors in academic schools. 

Pre-requisites: Storytelling

Contact us

Editorial support: available from your central Content Editor. 

Analytics support: Sam Charman, Digital Communications Officer

Training queries: Karen Donaghay, Senior Editor

Technical support: Web Solutions 

Technical drop-in sessions: 
Thursdays, 10am-12 noon in the Computing Octagon, Room SE103 (upstairs).


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