Websites for academic networks

Castlegate has been building bespoke websites for academic networks for more than a decade. We understand the important role that good website design can play in facilitating effective communication between members of academic networks.

Websites for research centres and networks

We are committed to designing and developing websites of the highest quality for university departments, research centres and graduate programs on both a local and national scale. Our creative and talented team will work with you to design and code your website around the industry-leading WordPress content management platform.

Let your members interact

Our goal is to deliver a website that accurately reflects the brand and image of your academic organisation; disseminates information to prospective members, potential partner organisations, and the public at large; and provides a portal for your members to interact with each other.

BioVale (THYME project)

BioVale drives innovation in green chemistry and agricultural research by connecting businesses and researchers in Yorkshire and the Humber. Having previously built their main website in collaboration with design agency Bivouac; Castlegate was asked to build a website for their new THYME project, intended to boost the bioeconomy in and around Yorkshire.

For this project we took on design duty as well, which gave us the freedom to produce an eye-catching and distinctive website that is fully tailored to BioVale’s requirements. The site features a complete network membership system, which enables new members to sign up online, and access exclusive information about the project and its other members.

Find out more about BioVale and The THYME Project

IKnowFood

IKnowFood is a four year collaborative project investigating food system resilience. The project; a collaboration between the Universities of York, Liverpool and Manchester; required a new website to explain its aims and publicise its latest news and events.

We produced a simple yet eye-catching website including image galleries, videos and icons to promote and explain the project’s research. The site is built around the WordPress content management system, which enables project staff to easily post news updates, disseminate information and manage events.

Find out more about IKnowFood

Biomass Biorefinery Network

Castlegate was approached by Biomass Biorefinery Network, a new academic network who were in need of a website to allow them to support their growing community of researchers, academics and people in industry. The site needed to allow easy dissemination of news to members and the public, and provide a portal where members could find information about upcoming network events and funding opportunities.

Castlegate developed a modern and highly usable website, built around existing branding. The website includes an easy-to-use sign-up system, and a feature-rich portal which enables over 600 active users to interact with other members of the network.

Learn more about Biomass Biorefinery Network

Evidence for the Frontline

There is a lot of academic research into the most effective approaches for teaching in schools. We were approached by a consortium including the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) and Sandringham School who wanted to develop an online system to bring this world of academic expertise to the service of teachers at work in UK schools.

Find out more about Evidence for the Frontline

CONNECTED – Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses

CONNECTED is a Vector-borne Disease Network awarded to the University of Bristol, UK. It is funded by the UK government Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which supports research on global issues affecting developing countries.

Find out more about CONNECTED – Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses

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