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University Information Services

What is Drupal? 

Drupal is a content management system (CMS). It allows you to create and manage content on your website. It's open source software which means it's free.  

University Information Services (UIS) offers a managed Drupal website service. We host and manage Drupal sites for departments and institutions across the University. These sites all use the University web templates

The main Cambridge University website runs on Drupal (the homepage and news pages use different styling that we cannot replicate). Most central divisions including Finance and HR also use our Drupal website service.  

What are the benefits? 

  • Consistent look and feel with the majority of other University websites 
  • In-house support and training from the Drupal team. 
  • It's cost-effective as the CMS and hosting are free of charge 
  • Enhanced site security from multi-factor authentication for logged-in users, including editors 
  • Updates on important Drupal news and developments. Sign-up to the Drupal mailing list

Requesting a new Drupal site 

Any University institution, College, or central division can request a new UIS-managed Drupal site.  

We do not support websites for students or student groups.  

You can find out how to request a new UIS-managed Drupal site

Get help

If you need help with your Drupal website, please contact the Drupal team via

Content editors and website owners around the University should sign up for the Optimise your content course. This is a 6 session course run by the University's Content Community. It will help you improve your website content before it's moved to the new Drupal 10 platform.