The University of West London appoints CTI Digital for major website investment project

The University of West London (UWL) is making a significant investment in its digital estate with the award of a contract for a major website redesign to full-service digital agency, CTI Digital, after a highly contested, multi-agency procurement process.

The project will include a discovery process, web development, hosting and support, and continual development and will deliver a superior digital platform and enhanced experience for all UWL website users.  In an increasingly competitive higher education environment, CTI will play a key role in forming the long-term digital strategy of this prominent university.


Professor Anthony Woodman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost for Health at the University of West London said:

“UWL places great importance on continuous investment in its facilities and infrastructure, and its website is no exception. We want to give our users a positive, useful and seamless web experience, and we have selected CTI Digital as our digital partner to deliver on this strategic and high value project for us.”


Paul Johnson, Drupal Director at CTI Digital said:

“We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver a project of such immense strategic importance for such a forward –looking and ambitious organisation as the University of West London. Our team is highly motivated to deliver a market-leading digital platform, further enhancing UWL’s competitive edge in the national and global education marketplace.”


UWL was keen to select a digital partner with a proven track record of transformative change. The partnering companies will dedicate time to an in-depth discovery process, to highlight the best way to convey UWL’s proposition, before creating a full-scale development roadmap.  

The new website will have a responsive, engaging and contemporary design that will appeal to all UWL website users. It will also include the delivery of a new content management system (CMS) through the open source software Drupal, containing the tools to give UWL site managers more creative control over future campaigns.

For more information please contact James Wilkinson, Marketing Director, CTI Digital on 0161 826 4875.


About CTI Digital

CTI Digital, part of the Paperhat Group, is one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with offices in Manchester and London. In addition to its unrivalled reputation for providing bespoke web solutions using open source technologies such as Drupal, Magento, Umbraco and Shopify, it also has a dedicated marketing team that offers a full range of services to drive customer engagement and retention, and increase sales.  CTI Digital has grown rapidly since it was established in 2003, now with a team of over 70 staff servicing a client roster which includes the British Council, Greater London Authority, McGraw Hill Education and Merlin Entertainments. Find out more at:

About UWL

For more information about UWL, please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter @UniWestLondon.

The University of West London (UWL) has a reputation for high quality education closely linked to employment, with 98% of our graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA data, July 2018). Everything we do is designed to equip our students with both the academic knowledge and practical skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

UWL is ranked as a top 50 university in the UK in the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2019. Most recently it has been shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2018.

In June 2017, UWL was awarded Silver in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), recognising our strategic and innovative approach to curriculum and teaching excellence linked to employability, and our focus upon a positive student experience. Within TEF, UWL was the highest ranked University for students in employment or study six months after graduation.

Our success has been underpinned by dynamic growth following major investment of up to £150m across our three campus sites.

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