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April 27, 2009
» Blog: Glamlife statistics ... featuring …

Those using Glamlife on a regular basis can’t fail to have noticed all the changes that have taken place recently. One thing goes on unchanged though: we don’t shirk on our commitment to provide you with Glamlife usage statistics. The latest figures have now been posted and are available for downloading: March web stats.

But we were talking of changes… apart from the fact that the homepage of Glamlife looks very different, especially its constantly-changing promo area, it now carries an extra element. The graphic promos no longer just lead to information or links to websites: we now also have a features page.

This addition to Glamlife allows us to post magazine-style articles. These will be about student life, and the achievements of students and recent graduates . We hope this will be of interest to you. The most recent features were written by members of the Glamlife team, but we’re very keen to give student journalists and writers a chance to showcase their work. If you have a story – perhaps you’ve done something remarkable, or you know something you think others might find interesting – please let us know at glamlife@glam.ac.uk. We can then either write a feature, or help you produce one that can be published on Glamlife. We’re always looking for new articles to run.

We’d really like to know what you think of the new page, and of the feature articles we have posted so far. You can leave a comment below, or email us on glamlife@glam.ac.uk. (Comments on the blog may appear after a delay, as we screen them for spam manually.)

March 23, 2009
» Blog: Union election results - the Glamlife effect

If you’re a student and you’ve voted last week, you’ve probably already visited the Students’ Union’s website to check the election results. Or, if you prefer, you can watch the video recording of the election night party where results were announced.

If you have some feedback or comments about the elections, Bob Davies in the Students’ Union has set up a Facebook Group for election feedback.

In the meantime, we’re delighted that the elections have been a success. And what a success they’ve been:

  • The number of total votes (in all contests) has gone up from 2775 to 5426 (compared to last year)
  • The number of valid votes in the presidential election alone has gone up from 396 to 1138

Online voting has boosted participation by a huge margin. In the office, everyone is talking about ‘the Glamlife effect’ – and what other things it could or should be used for. Have you got any suggestions? Let us know. Email glamlife@glam.ac.uk