Coventry University’s renowned Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations approached us to help them launch a microsite to support their lasted programme in association with The British Academy and Jijel University in Algeria.
Steered by a network of youth researchers, the Youth Futures project investigates innovative ideas of young people on tackling environmental challenges. The project will capture creative energy of young people to understand how they imagine their own futures, as citizens and decision makers. It will tackle questions such as what kinds of livelihoods could tackle the challenges facing towns and cities? What forms of governance are fair and sustainable? How can young people be better involved in policymaking to ensure such imagined futures and livelihoods could be possible?
The website needed to be easily maintained, compliant with various university policies and most importantly, designed to promote the outputs of the programme to a predominantly academic and civil-society audience.
Following a thorough discovery phase, it was decided that our website would be based upon the popular WordPress platform. In order to make the most of the available budget for this part of the project, we implemented a customised theme based on the Genesis Framework.
The new ‘Gutenberg’ editor within WordPress allows the university team to easily add rich content in a variety of formats to the site without the need to touch any code. The site complies with all the relevant GDPR policies for the university, and offers a fully compliant cookie consent mechanism too.