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)


  • 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 (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)

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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