When considering a new one (or a web re-design to an existing university website); we do advise you talking with creative agencies that work in the education sector.
If the agency has done work with educational bodies in the past, they will know the kind of designs that work, what students look for, and the marketing side of things.
There are over 300 universities and higher education centres in the UK and all need them.
In today’s fast paced online world it is essential for you to have them in place for:
In years gone by, basic information that is taken for granted used to be attained by calling up the switchboard or visiting the campus, However now 90% of information can be posted and archived on it.
Most are fairly basic brochure style that are interactive.
When considering them, there are a number of features that need to be considered. Student login, submitting and creating coursework, course information, the list goes on.
Some have the facility to make payments for resources or consumables (a shop offering merchandise) or even paying tuition fees.
They normally require a CMS system so that updates and modifications can be made as the terms tick by.
Since they have a lot of technology within them (students uploading files etc.), a developer is needed as well as the design. Web development for universities links into this as both are intertwined yet different.
They do tend to be quite large and complex, not the sort that can be knocked up in a few weeks.
They need to look professional, to be informative, to be modern and easy to update (as they often have someone onsite updating them).
They need to be relevant and accepting to all cultures, as the growing diversity of students increases.
Many require translation, to make them more accessible.
Of the thousands of web agencies to choose from in the UK, all set their own fees.
Some charge per hour, some will charge a flat fee per project. As all are independent companies, they set their own cost, so shopping around and comparing website design prices is essential.
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