Request temporary CMS access for a student
Access to the University CMS is usually reserved just for members of staff. However, under special circumstances a student may be given temporary access.
It's beneficial for the University to have a smaller number of skilled members of staff who log in to the CMS and edit content regularly instead of a large number of editors. Experienced editors may also be better informed when making decisions about their web pages.
Bringing in a less experienced person for a limited period of time to work on a website may not give the best results. Any investment in training will also be lost when they leave.
Before you request CMS access for a student
We recommend that you first see whether it is possible to free up the time of a more experienced CMS editors or develop one of your less-experienced CMS editor to complete the work.
If you have exhausted these options then you can consider requesting that a student is given access to the CMS. This is more likely to be granted if
- it is part of an internal scheme such as an On CampUS placement
- it will create an opportunity for the student or give them specific experience related to their area of study
- it is a contained bit of work with a clear brief and goals
- they can offer specific skills that are lacking in your department, for example copywriting
Get in touch
If you have CMS questions or are stuck then get in touch and we'll do our best to help.