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Website Requests - UCL staff only

I'd like a new website built on Drupal

This process is to request a new, top level UCL branded website on Drupal, the university's content management system. The UCL Domain and URL Eligibility Committee have the final approval on new top level website requests. Follow the steps below to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.

1. Find out what type of website UCL can support you with

UCL can support Drupal sites that are on the university domain. Find out more about the different types of requests and solutions we can offer, especially if your proposed site is for a multi-partner initiative. 

2. Contact faculty / departmental communications

I work in a faculty:

Get your new website request approved by your Faculty Commuications Manager. Give them as much information as possible as they will need to determine how the site fits in with the faculty communications strategy and if the content could sit under a parent site instead. If the content should sit under a parent site, your Faculty Communications Manager can advise on the next steps. The faculty communications contacts are:

Check the proposed new website URL conforms with the UCL URL Policy. We will send all new website requests for approval by the Domain and Eligibility Committee so do try to ensure your proposed URL meets the policy. Your Faculty Communications Manager should be able to advise.

I work in Professional Services / an Office of the Vice Provost:

Check the proposed new website URL conforms with the UCL URL Policy. We will send all new website requests for approval by the Domain and Eligibility Committee so do try to ensure your proposed URL meets the policy. We will liaise with the appropriate senior site editor or digital communications manager as required.

3. Complete a new website request form

Complete a Drupal new website request form:

  • Click on Websites, Apps & Databases (at the bottom of the page)
  • Click on 'Drupal: New website request form' and complete the form

4. Approval by the Eligibility Committee

Digital Presence will review the request and will send it to the university's Domain and URL Eligibility Committee for final approval. Digital Presence will inform you of the Committee's decision. 


      I'd like a website not built on Drupal 

      If you require a website that uses technology other than Drupal, then UCL can provide a web account on our hosting server. This is a LAMP (Linus, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack. No training or support is available for this option. You should discuss the request for an account with the Computer Representative of your department and apply for a departmental web account.

      Complete a departmental web account request form:

      • Click on Websites, Apps & Databases (at the bottom of the page)
      • Click on 'Departmental Web Account Request' and complete the form

      Digital Presence and Platform Integrations will review the request and if agreed, an account will be created and you will be informed of the details in due course.

      If you need a MySQL account, email mysql-support@ucl.ac.uk after the departmental web account has been set up. For more information about MySQL, check out the MySQL database service webpage.