Guest Posts

About the IWMW Blog

The IWMW blog was set up to support those with responsibilities for managing institutional web services and other digital channels in the UK’s higher education sector. The blog complements the annual IWMW event.

The IWMW 2016 event was the 20th in the series. In the run-up to the event we published guest posts which reflected on the history of the event, including the impact of the event and talks presented at events and the development of the web management community.

Guest posts were also published for the IWMW 2017, IWMW 2018 and IWMW 2019 events.

The theme of the IWMW 2019 event was: “Times They Are A-Changin’“. In the run-up to the event we invited members of the UK HE Web / Digital community (together with those who work with the sector) to write a blog post related to this theme. Posts may explore the challenges institutions have faced in the past, are currently facing or may expect to face in the future. Posts may also describe how such challenges have been addressed or how institutions hope to or would like to address such challenges.

If you would like to publish a guest blog posts please get in touch with Brian Kelly, founder of the IWMW event on

Guidelines for Guest Posts

Guest posts should:

  • Reflect the topics covered on this blog (institutional web management).
  • Be relevant to readers of the blog.

If you would like to write a guest blog post please contact Brian Kelly, the author of this blog on Note that submission of a guest blog post is subject to the following conditions:

  • Guest posts must cover the agreed topic area.
  • The editor reserves the right to make minor changes.
  • Significant changes to the content will be discussed with the contributor.
  • The editor reserves the right not to publish a guest post.

Contributors need not have attended an IWMW event but the post should be related to IWMW events. Guest posts should also provide biographical details in a standard form (including details of IWMW events, if appropriate) and an optional portrait.

Note that posts will be published with a Creative Commons CC-BY licence.

Guest Posts

The following guest posts have been published.

Guest Posts Published for IWMW 2019: Times They Are A-Changin’
1360 Seconds With … Pete BriersPete Briers1 June 2019
1260 Seconds With … Paul WalkPaul Walk31 May 2019
1160 Seconds With … Pamela AgarPamela Agar30 May 2019
1060 Seconds With … Paul JacksonPaul Jackson29 May 2019
960 Seconds With … Stratos FilalithisStratos Filalithis28 May 2019
860 Seconds With … Ayala GordonAyala Gordon27 May 2019
760 Seconds With … Rob RRRob RR24 May 2019
660 Seconds With … Lauren TormeyLauren Tormey23 May 2019
560 Seconds With … Gareth EdwardsGareth Edwards22 May 2019
460 Seconds With … Kat HusbandsKat Husbands21 May 2019
360 Seconds With … Gemma WilksGemma Wilks20 May 2019
2How to Run Higher Education Website Accessibility ProjectsPaul Bradley28 Jan 2019
1Calling all first-time speakers for IWMW 2019Lauren Tormey25 Jan 2019
Guest Posts for IWMW 2018: Streamlining Digital
8My Journey to IWMW: How I Learned to Make Public Presentations (part 2)Jane Van de Ban7 Aug 2018
7My Journey to IWMW: How I Learned to Make Public Presentations (part 1)Jane Van de Ban6 Aug 2018
6How to Get the Best Out of IWMWKevin Mears25 Jun 2018
5Discovering IWMW: My 2017 Highlights and Must See Talks for 2018!Willow Colios15 Jun 2018
4Helping Our Users to Help ThemselvesLauren Tormey5 Jun 2018
3Streamlining Digital at the University of SouthamptonPadma Gillen30 May 2018
2What Winning ‘People Bingo’ Taught Me About IWMW – and MyselfKat Husbands23 May 2018
1Why I Applied To Speak At IWMW 2018Ayala Gordon16 May 2018
Guest Posts for IWMW 2017: It’s The End of The Institution (But We Feel Fine)
5Pair Writing — the Healthy Way to Get ContentLauren Tormey3 Jul 2017
4Marketing Open ResearchNick Shepard29 Mar 2017
3Developing Institutional Use of Student-created ContentTom Wright16 Mar 2017
2Dr Strangepriorities or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The AcademyChris Gutteridge9 Mar 2017
1It’s the End of My Career as I Know it (And I Feel Fine)Claire Gibbons  8 Mar 2017
20th Anniversary Guest Posts for IWMW 2016
32Looking Back Over 20 YearsHelen Sargan20 June 2016
31I Blame Brian!Iain Middleton10 June 2016
30Looking Back at Web Accessibility SessionsKriss Fearon  9 June 2016
29Amplifying IWMWKirsty Pitkin  3 June 2016
28Getting Inspired by IWMWMartin Hawksey  2 June 2016
27A Brief Look Back Down the RoadGeorge Munroe  1 June 2016
26Beyond Your VLE: Strategic ChallengesMark Stiles31 May 2016
25IWMW: Scaling Learning and Innovation to Build a Successful CommunityLorcan Dempsey23 May 2016
24Core and Chore, or Me and More Disruptive ThinkingDavid Harrison16 May 2016
23“In 1999 I was a freshly fledged World Wide Web Coordinator”Rob Bristow11 May 2016
22Looking Back at IWMW 2003, University of KentPaul Anderson  9 May 2016
21Designing a Logo for IWMWStephen Ashurst  6 May 2016
20It’s About People!Neil Allison  5 May 2016
19What Six Years of IWMW Tells Us About Developments in DigitalDuncan Stephen29 April 2016
18Digital is More than Just the Web – Lessons from IWMW 2014Steve Boneham27 April 2016
16“For once I want to be the car crash!”Derek Law25 April 2016
16Lynn Boyle’s Memories of IWMW 2012 and 2013Lynn Boyle22 April 2016
15The Life and Times of the Scottish Web Folk Regional GroupDuncan Ireland20 April 2016
14We’ve come a long, long way togetherSharon Steeples18 April 2016
13Web Security: More Important Than EverAndrew Cormack14 April 2016
12Reflections on IWMW 2009 From the USMike Richwalsky12 April 2016
11Friends, blivets and HariboDebbie Brooke  6 April 2016
10My Top 10 IWMW PhotosMarieke Guy  4 April 2016
9A Brief EncounterDeborah Fern31 Mar 2016
8My Top 10 IWMW Session TitlesMarieke Guy29 Mar 2016
7“Any 20th Year Anniversary is Significant!”Stratos Filalithis23 Mar 2016
6It Started in the Year 2000 – For MeClaire Gibbons22 Mar 2016
5IWMW: On the Web, the World Wide WebMarieke Guy21 Mar 2016
4Ricky Rankin on IWMW 2001Ricky Rankin17 Mar 2016
3The Portal is Dead. Long Live the Portal!Tracey Stanley16 Mar 2016
2What has IWMW done for me?Kevin Mears15 Mar 2016
1Andrew Millar’s Reflections on Recent IWMW EventsAndrew Millar14 Mar 2016