University Website Programme

Site building and development

If you need a new website for your programme, research area or support unit, you have a number of different options including EdWeb, the centrally managed content management system (CMS).

Site building service

The Polopoly CMS used by the central University website publishing framework, including the majority of schools and units, is currently being replaced by the University’s new CMS, EdWeb. Polopoly will be decommissioned in 2016.

The project to move websites from Polopoly to EdWeb means that we are no longer building sites in Polopoly. The migration of Polopoly sites to EdWeb is a major project and is our main focus for 2015, but if you want to build a new site directly in EdWeb or move in an existing site from another system, please get in touch.

Request a new EdWeb site

Find out more about the EdWeb CMS

Alternatives to the central service

If the central web publishing framework does not meet your specific needs, there are other options and units in the University who may be able to help you.

  • The EdWeb distribution offers those with the required technical skills the benefits of EdWeb’s Drupal-based CMS but with more flexibility than the centrally managed service.

EdWeb distribution

  • If your unit is part of the College of Humanities and Social Science, you can get in touch with the College Web Team.

HSS Web Team

  • Information Services' Web Interfaces Team work with units across the University to develop sites.

Web Interfaces Team

Web editor training

Remember that we provide training and support opportunities to all web editors, regardless of the technology you use to build your site.

Training for all web editors