We have recently launched the new website for the Fung Scholars. This is an alumni website with the aim of nurturing future world leaders. It supports students with placements at the leading universities in the world and was set up in 2006 by the Li and Fung Group. The Fung Scholars Program is currently operating in universities of Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, the USA and the UK.
Nvisage’s role in building the the Fung Scholars website
Nvisage was asked to design and develop a site which would support the programme, promote its aims and ambitions and to provide a members only area for the students and those involved in running the programme. Design features include:
- embedded video from third party sites such as Vimeo and Youtube
- a carousel on the homepage to allow multiple large format graphics to be displayed to promote content
Specific web features
The Fung Scholars website is developed using the WordPress publishing platform to provide an easy to use and maintain CMS (Content Management System). This allows for a rapid development of the website and a cost-effective solution.
Events are a core part of the programme and are available at a global level or at a chapter level. the events module allows individuals to subscribe and be alerted to any events that they are eligible to attend
We have created a specific module to add, edit and manage the profiles of the people involved in running the programme around the world.
Members Profile Module
We started with the WordPress membership module but customised and extended it to provide specific and tailored features such as capturing specific data about all the scholars and enabling them to be categorised by the Chapter they belong to.