New BGU website launched

website.jpgSourceFour are delighted to have successfully undertaken the redesign, migration and launch of the new Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) website.

After successfully winning the tender in August 2016, the SourceFour Team headed by Robert Pritchard began the complex task of conceptualising a fresh and modern design that would reflect the University's ethos as well as meeting the user's needs, all while migrating over the content from their previous Sharepoint site.

A carefully planned roll-out meant the live site would see as little change as possible while the two-phase migration process took place; this involved restructuring the content and carefully paying attention to the inner site navigation.

The move from Sharepoint to Wordpress was vital to future-proof BGU's website due to Microsoft confirming the removal of Sharepoint's public website feature. A huge 1000 pages including image, file and content were migrated over in a seamless process.

Source Four tailored the design to create a responsive site that would suit the audience, including design features such as Eventbrite integration meaning students, potential students and parent's can book easily onto events at the university.

Barry Clarkson, Head of IT and Systems Development at BGU commented; “I am delighted with the new website.  SourceFour met the high level brief which we provided and also supplied some invaluable expertise and suggestions to ensure the project was successful. Help and support from SourceFour has been responsive and professional and I am looking forward to phase two”.

As SourceFour now move forward with phase two of the process, the team will bring some exciting changes to the site including the restructure of existing content, user testing to further ensure the site continues to meet user requirements and further improvement of the site's internal workflow.

The new look website has been met with huge enthusiasm and has had a great response from from student's and staff alike.

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