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Kirsty at Digifest 14

Hi, I’m Kirsty and I have recently joined the team as web content editor on a secondment basis. I will be with Jisc for a year working alongside Ben, Rich, Nathalie and Vix on the unified web presence project.

I’m based in Wolverhampton but you can come and find me at Castlepark on Thursdays. I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as I can over the next 12 months, and as a newbie to Bristol, I hope to get lots of tips from the Bristolians about the sights to see during my lunch break, and of course, the best places to eat 🙂

Before joining the web team, I worked for the Jisc Regional Support Centres (RSCs) as Information Officer. I have also worked for a motor yacht manufacturer, the University of Wolverhampton, a conference and wedding venue and an Internet service provider. My background is predominantly copywriting, marketing and communications with the web featuring heavily in each of my job roles since graduating from university.

During my time with the RSC’s, I got involved in a project to unify their disparate web estate. It was an exciting and challenging project and something that I’m proud to have been involved with, particularly having seen the project through from the start, and continuing to look after the unified site on a daily basis. I love taking content and organising it into a more user friendly format – something that speaks to the user in plain English and gets the message across clearly and concisely.

The Jisc unified web presence project is something I’m hugely excited about. It will give me the chance to create and organise content on a much bigger scale and bring some cohesion across the Jisc web estate. I’m looking forward to learning new skills, meeting new people and utilising and building on my experience of the RSC web project.

I’m a self-confessed web geek, social media advocate, blogger and obsessive surfer, despite the perceived geographical barrier. When I’m not in the Atlantic catching waves, I’m writing about surfing, either on my personal blog or for surf websites such as The Surfing Sumo.

So, next time you are at Castlepark, please stop by, say hi, and share some of your top Bristol tips – must do things to see and places to eat during the next 12 months.

I look forward to meeting you 🙂

By Kirsty Hill

Web content editor, working with the web team on a secondment basis.

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