New website: getting started

Before you start

  • New public-facing sites are created in T4 Site Manager.
  • The Digital Communications team will decide where a site is located within the University website structure.
  • Top-level URLs (web addresses) must be approved by the Digital Communications team.
  • Each website needs a site administrator to act as the main point of responsibility for the management of the site.
    • There should be no more than three site administrators per website.

Want a research-based or non-standard website?

Step one: proposal

New websites must be approved by the Digital Communications team.

Website proposal form (Office document, 75kB)

Complete the form above and return it to us. The form should be completed by the proposed site administrator and/or the head of department.

The form helps you think about the objectives and long-term management of the proposed website and enables the Digital Communications team to assess where and how the website may best appear on the University web presence.

Step two: consultation

If your website proposal has been successful, the Digital Communications team will contact you to arrange an initial consultation. During the consultation, we'll discuss your proposed web content, the website's key messages, as well as the support and advice we can offer you during your website development.

We'll also arrange for your development website to be set up. You will receive an email notification to confirm when this has been done.

Step three: training

Find out more about the training offered to web publishers.

At this stage it is important to start familiarising yourself with our style guides.

Step four: planning your site

Find out more about planning your website.