Posted on Friday 7th December 2007

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is the latest in an ever-growing list of universities to select the Contensis content management system to develop its website.

UCS, whose main campus is based in Ipswich, opened its doors to new students in September 2007. UCS is a modern approach to higher education, with university centres in Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Otley complementing the major new campus development in the Ipswich Education Quarter.

The UCS website was initially launched in February 2006 when the project began and has been further developed over the past 18 months but mainly as an “online prospectus” site.

The task ahead for the Contensis CMS team is to work alongside the University’s IT and marketing teams to re-engineer the site, implementing the content management system and advising the marketing team with new features and ideas. The emphasis has been put on the Contensis CMS team to work closely with UCS staff throughout the implementation stages.

The look and feel of the existing site will not change as it has been well received by prospective students, but will become more interactive to appeal to the growing student market.

Contensis’ university sector account executive Mark Owen said: “We are extremely excited about working in partnership with UCS and look forward to the new ideas that both we and UCS will generate.”

Carol Macaskill, Business and Operations  Manager for UCS said " UCS selected Genetics Ltd. from a strong field of candidates for the outstanding quality, simplicity and flexibility of their Contensis CMS but also their willingness and ability to work closely with our newly formed team at UCS. Our deadlines are challenging but we have every confidence that this project will come in on time and on budget. As everyone in the university sector knows, UCAS waits for no one!"

Contensis is the leading CMS in the university sector with other partners including:

Southampton Solent University, University of Bolton, Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Cumbria, London School of Economics & Political Sciences, European University Institute, and now University Campus Suffolk.