Lancaster Uni - MyPlace

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Lancaster University are a large higher education institution based in the North West of England.

Rockall were asked to deliver a system through which the student population could both communicate with each other, the staff and their lecturers, while also helping them to achieve their learning goals for each year.

The system is called MyPlace and is being rolled out to a user base of 20,000+ students, lecturers and academics.


  • RSS Feeds, both for the whole system and per blog
  • WYSIWIG editor
  • Secure articles shared only with predefined groups of friends.
  • Domain-wide searching
  • Most active bloggers list
  • LDAP authentication
  • Fully accessible content via stylesheet switching and high contrast alternate versions

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Here's what the project manager at Lancaster had to say following completion of the project:

"I am very pleased with what Rockall Design delivered. More importantly the users like it too, we've hardly had to promote it at all!

I had a good idea what I wanted at the beginning and Rockall were very attentive and conscientious in making sure to address those requirements, they also came up with a very attractive design and several excellent suggestions which are all working well. Rockall have an easy-going approach but back it up with an easy to use formal way of managing the progression from concept to production. As a result we have a solution that does what we asked for and which has worked well since day one, I'd be delighted to have the opportunity to work with Rockall again if the opportunity arises.

As a web designer with many years experience myself I can appreciate the skill and knowledge that Rockall bring to their work, the attention to detail and forward-thinking that has obviously gone into the design and coding has given us a very solid and extensible platform that we will be able to build on for years to come."

Mark Bryson,
Senior Learning Technology Support,
Lancaster University