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University IT Service Catalogue


Development Service

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The UIS provides a full range of software and application development services. These can extend from small web form data collection and distribution services to major software application projects spanning years.

Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 

The UIS provides bespoke application development for almost any University-related development work, from small-scale web applications to large-scale business solutions. Projects can be a carried out based on a wide range of programming languages and platforms (eg Java, Grails, Python, PHP, .NET, Perl, SharePoint, Drupal etc) 

Clients benefit from:

  • expert help and consultation in setting up a software development project
  • ​access to business analysts, project managers and skilled software developers with in-depth knowledge of the University
  • a user-centred design approach that ensures an excellent match between requirements and delivered product

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

The service is chargeable. Fees depend on the scale and complexity of the project. Specific costs are confirmed after an initial scoping study.

How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

Please contact the appropriate Relationship Manager for your institution to set up a first consultation.


How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

Delivery lead times will vary considerably, depending on the scale and complexity of the project.

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 

Please contact the UIS Service Desk via email


Alternatively, please get in touch with the appropriate Relationship Manager.

(for opening times, see Supported Service Hours)

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

During normal UIS working hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4.30pm

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

The service is supported:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

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