UCL Information Services Division


Launch of first two UCL websites in Drupal

29 November 2016

Pilot sites in Drupal

Digital Presence are pleased to announce the launch of the first two UCL websites to be built in Drupal, the new content management system: the Brain Sciences faculty site and the Teaching and Learning portal.

We worked closely with pilot site editors from Brain Sciences and the Office of the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) to shape and enhance the functionality of the new CMS.

Kate Faxen, Brain Sciences Web and Communications Manager, said: “We worked with colleagues across UCL on standardising content and applying best practice to our website. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved, especially the Digital Presence team, who have worked tirelessly to build us a fantastic new CMS!”

Now in Drupal, the re-launched UCL Teaching and Learning portal has a new look and feel, improved navigation and several areas of new content. Irrum Ali, Communications Manager, said: “We are delighted with our new website – the redevelopment has allowed us to create a more streamlined and useful website for UCL staff. Thank you to all involved, particularly the Digital Presence team.”

We’d like to thank Irrum, Kate and Therese Johns (also from Brain Sciences) for their patience and invaluable feedback while we refined the functionality of the new system and extend our thanks to all the teams within ISD who worked to make the project a success.

The new Bartlett website will go live in Drupal in January 2017 and four more websites will follow as part of the beta service roll-out:

  • UCL Global
  • UCL News
  • School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies
  • Institute of Opthalmology

From March, we will start moving all remaining sites from Silva to the new CMS.

Find out more about the benefits of moving to the new CMS on the Drupal page: