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Drupal CMS: Pull data from UCL prospectus

Learn to pull core data from the UCL prospectus in Drupal.

This guide is aimed at

  • Staff
  • PG Students

Before you start 

You need to be a Senior Editor, Editor or Author
When editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer

Instructions

You should pull in all the information available to prospective students from the UCL prospectus into your departmental website whether UG or PG or Teacher Training. This is so that we have a single source of truth about core programme data and meet our obligations under consumer protection legislation. 

All you need to know is the title of the course as well as the FURL (friendly URL). You find the FURL by going to the Prospective Students page, searching for the relevant course and copying the last part of the web address eg. the part of the web address that appears after  /degrees/

E.g. you want to show the information about doing an MPhil in English.

This is the URL you get: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/research/degrees/english-mphil-phd

  1. In the top toolbar, click on Content | add content | Postgraduate research course (or any of the others available)
  2. In the title box, add the title of the course in question
  3. In the FURL box, add the FURL - e.g. the part that is in bold in the above URL
  4. Tick the box if you want to publish the page
  5. Decide on where the page should fit in on the menu
  6. Depending on your role:
    if you are a Senior Editor: click on 'Publishing options - Draft (Current)' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
    if you are an Editor: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
    if you are an Author: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'needs review' from the drop-down menu
  7. Save

Tips

  • If you don't want the left-hand menu to appear on these pages about degrees, email Web support with the URL of your site. We can then remove the left-hand menu for all those pages.
  • If you need to link to content about the programme on your own Drupal site, you can create sub-pages (e.g. for module descriptions, student testimonials, alumni, careers) and link to these in the right sidebar immediately below the data from the prospectus.

 

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