Staff, Student & Societies

All University staff, students and societies can publish their own informal website.

Sites are published at the following addresses:

Please note: Personal publishing for staff, students and societies is not provided as a business-critical service. It shouldn't be used for hosting teaching or research materials as availability can't be guaranteed at an appropriate level. (See Research and Conference Web Publishing)

Features

  • User-friendly dashboard for managing pages and files (no technical knowledge required)
  • Choose from a number of mobile responsive templates (themes)
  • Spam-filtered commenting (choice of guest or registered user commenting)
  • Publish text, links, pictures (Flickr, Picasa galleries) and embed video (YouTube, Vimeo etc.)
  • Social media integration to share posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
  • Built on the WordPress platform

Registering for a staff/student website

Registration is instant and you can begin using the service right away.

Registering for a Society website

Registration should normally take place within three working days; you'll receive confirmation by email.

When you register, we will:

  • Create a site with your personal URL. 
  • Add your email address to the www-announce mailing list for service changes and updates.

Support and Documentation

A user guide is available: Personal_Publishing_User_Guide.pdf (1.4MB)

Additional support is available via the IT Service Desk on 0191 208 5999 or it.servicedesk@ncl.ac.uk (please consult the support documentation prior to contacting the IT Service Desk).

Linking and Searching

Sites are listed in the directories at http://www.(staff/students/societies).ncl.ac.uk

You can opt-out of the site directory by changing the privacy settings within Dashboard > Settings > Reading > Site Visibility

Rules of Use

All content hosted on the University web servers must adhere to the guidelines and rules of use.

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