Meet the Web Team
We have responsibility for planning, visual design, usability & accessibility, architecture, system management & development, and user support.
If you need help or advice please contact us through IT Help on 2253 or email your query to email@example.com requesting the attention of the Web Team.
Michelle Heap (Head of Web Team)
Michelle has worked in design since the mid 1990s. She started working in print design before moving to specialise in on-screen design. Michelle is responsible for the University's on-screen visual identity, and cares deeply about improving the user experience through design.
David Wickins (Multimedia Designer)
Dave trained as a designer when the web was in its infancy and his career has always been in on-screen design.
He enjoys the challenge of problem solving in his job as visual designer.
Jeff Wilkinson (Multimedia Designer)
Jeff graduated as a multimedia designer in 2004, and has mostly worked in education.
He loves playing with stylesheets and html5 to create his visual designs.
Shiv Sandhu (Web Architect)
Former Webmaster, Shiv has successfully managed many websites and CMSs. He is especially passionate about Web Usability/Accessibility and the user experience. Shiv’s main job is to look at the user experience, web optimisation, search engine optimisation (SEO) and analytics.
Jon Shears (Head of Creative Services)
Jon has been working in communications since the 1980s and has won international awards for the films he has produced and directed. He's passionate about quality and about using the right communications medium for each job..
Steven Hayles (Senior Solutions Developer)
Steven has been working on web systems since 1994 and has a wealth of technical knowledge. He cares deeply about getting all the details right. Steven's main job is technical support and development.
Craig Russell (Solutions Developer)
Craig has been working on the web for over a decade and is obsessive about using the web to empower education and research. Craig's main job is technical support and development.
Mike Simpson (Senior Web Communications Officer)
A former magazine editor and one-time stand-up comedian, Mike has overall responsibility for the written content of all UoL websites, but knows nothing at all about computers.
Carl Vivian (Video Producer)
Carl has worked as a video producer at the University of Leicester since the late 90s and has won many awards for his work. He manages and produces video content for the University YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/UniversityLeicester) and our website. Since launching our YouTube channel it has received over 1.5 million views and Carl's video footage is also used by television producers.
Hayley Evans (Video Producer)
Whilst studying television production at University, Hayley won many awards such as 2 BBC production awards and the runner up award in the regional Royal Television Society awards. She enjoys all aspects of film making with a specific interest in documentary. She makes films to present the University’s teaching and research to an online audience and also provides advice on film-making techniques and opportunities.