Happy Holidays from Oxplore

The close of the calendar year always prompts reflection. For the Oxplore team, 2016 has been an incredibly busy time.

For one thing, this time last year the project did not formally exist!  While it can feel like much remains protean it is fair to say that we have achieved much. We have a concept, plans aplenty, the start of a strong brand identity and an end-to-end user journey fully coded and waiting for polish in the New Year. To top all of that, our first batch of content is rolling off the production line in time for Christmas!

2017 holds much promise for us. The portal will be shared with the public and particularly our target audience for the first time. We’ll be coming to life properly on social media and through face-to-face activities. We’ll also be able to engage our University colleagues with the potential of Oxplore for their outreach activities.

Our developers, designers, content producers and the project team are all been working right up until the University closes. Our last development sprint of 2016 covered the site headers and static pages including all the legal statements.

And, most exciting for me, sitting under the tree from our design team is a preview site and a short video – ready to share in January 2017!

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About Alex Pryce

I manage Communications and Engagement for the digital outreach portal project. I am based in the Widening Access and Participation team at the University of Oxford.

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