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Our involvement in a major university website project has won glowing praise from the client for the high quality work, and the reliable (and “always cheery”) service.

We joined forces again with our friends at EMPRA to win the project – a £50k contract to write course pages and other content for City, University of London’s new website.

City’s Web 2020 project involves redeveloping the university’s website, with our team creating new content for hundreds of course pages and other parts of the new site. The new site is now due to go live in early 2021.

Managed by our senior consultant Andrew Weltch, our team of talented writers worked from their home bases – stretching from Swansea to Hampshire to Newcastle – throughout the 2020 national and local lockdowns of the covid-19 crisis.

City’s website manager Jack Lewis said: “Andy and the team provided an exceptional standard of content for our new website, very quickly understanding the objectives and goals of our newly developed page templates and providing us with copy that consistently hit the mark. Working largely from ‘in progress’ wireframes, they provided consistent quality on a range of page types across the site, all with very different requirements. 

The large volume of content awarded to EMPRA and Weltch Media through the redevelopment project required flexibility and the ability to adapt to variable stakeholders timelines. The work delivered by Andy and his team was of high quality, providing a reliable (and always cheery) service, even through the trying circumstances of lockdown.

 “Understanding the needs of our business and adapting to changing circumstances were absolutely vital to see this work through to completion, and EMPRA and Weltch Media provided this support when it was most needed. I could not recommend them highly enough as a supplier.”

City, University of London was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute on its present site at the heart of London, close to the financial hub in the Square Mile.  With a focus on business and the professions, it attracts some 20,000 students (46% at postgraduate level) from more than 160 countries.

Previously, we have worked with EMPRA on similar large-scale web projects for the University of Southampton and Swansea University. The Swansea project last year won silver in the best website category at the Heist education marketing awards and gold in the AVA digital awards.

Weltch Media’s expertise has been much in demand in London this year: we have also been working with London South Bank University on internal communications for staff and students.


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