UCL Information Services Division


Websites, Apps & Databases

Find out about the advice and assistance available to enable you to optimise your UCL website. Enable sharing and collaboration by using wikis and blogs, and download UCL's mobile app for students. Also, learn about and get help with the MySQL database service.


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Website building service

Discover how Digital Presence can help you with your UCL website.  Full design agency services are available covering everything from user research and information architecture to design, development and advice on search engine optimisation (SEO).

Silva CMS

Silva is the centrally-supported CMS at UCL.

Find out more about the Silva CMS with Indigo, see the dates when training is available, and find manuals and demos.


Indigo is UCL's design language and front-end development framework for rapid development and deployment of responsive UCL websites.

Digital Presence have incorporated this into Silva to create Indigo Silva responsive templates and you can see how this works at the Indigo demo site.  Indigo will also be incorporated into Drupal.

All Silva sites will need to migrate to Indigo Silva if they are to move to Drupal.

New CMS in Drupal

Digital Presence are working on a project to replace Silva with a new CMS in Drupal.
All Silva sites will be migrated to Drupal over the next 18 months.

Any questions, please email web-support@ucl.ac.uk

Best practice

Resources recommended by Digital Presence to help with building a great website, writing for the web, accessibility, SEO etc.

Blogs & Wikis

Use the UCL's blog and wiki service to share your research, documentation etc.

MySQL databases

Create, administer and get assistance with your MySQL database.

Personal Web pages at UCL

Create personal web pages at UCL for staff and students.

There is no support available for this except drop-in organised by ISD IT Training.


Download the UCLGo! mobile app for students to get access to campus maps, staff contact details, library loans, your timetable and much more.

Help & Self-service resources

Digital Presence blog to keep up-to-date-with all things web; tips, tricks and more!

Service news & related information

A new look for UCLGo!

The Digital Presence team are pleased to announce the launch of a new design for UCLGo! UCL students helped us to choose their favourite design from a selection of three by voting as they passed through the main campus last term.

In the new-look app, we have responded to user feedback and created a more up-to-date and visually pleasing interface with clear and accessible links to key UCL services.

Published: Apr 19, 2016 4:36:58 PM

Blocking of malicious websites

In our continuing work to reduce the risk of UCL staff and students’ exposure to malicious websites, we will be blocking a range of known malicious web addresses. If users inadvertently try to visit these sites, they will see a page explaining that the site has been blocked. UCL will only block sites which are harmful to information security. Blocking is not based on site content. We hope that this action will reduce the likelihood of infection and malicious access to UCL data and systems. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ISD Service Desk.

Published: Mar 1, 2016 9:52:51 AM