The Learning, Teaching and Web directorate within Information Services is starting a project that aims to deliver an Academic Blogging Service for the University. The service will support research and teaching and provide students and staff with a user-friendly blogging environment for sharing knowledge, reflecting on learning, and representing individual and group identity online.
They are currently in the user consultation phase. If you missed the workshops, you can still contribute your thoughts and ideas via the wiki.
For what it’s worth, my main suggestion was to remove the word ‘academic’ from the service.