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Prospectus design & artwork, website design & management

Disclosure date: 10 March 2014

Reference: FOI2014/022

Request

1. Prospectus Design and Artwork

When will you be tendering for your next prospectus?

Who designed your last prospectus and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last prospectus and who were they?

How much did you pay for your last prospectus for the design and artwork?

How many did you get printed?

How much did you pay for the printing?

2. Website Design and Management

When will you be next be tendering for a refresh or redesign of your website?

When was your website last updated in terms of the design, look and feel and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last website refresh and who were they?

How much did this cost?

Response

1. Prospectus Design and Artwork

When will you be tendering for your next prospectus?
We do not intend to tender for the 2016/17 undergraduate prospectus: it is intended that it will be designed in-house.

Who designed your last prospectus and when was this?
Our most recent prospectus for undergraduates (2015/16) was designed in-house and is now in print.

How many people tendered for your last prospectus and who were they?
N/A

How much did you pay for your last prospectus for the design and artwork?
As it was produced in-house there is no associated cost apart from proofreading at £640 (including VAT) and print costs.

How many did you get printed?
Approximately 25,000 copies

How much did you pay for the printing?
Approximately £27,000 (including VAT)

2. Website Design and Management

When will you be next be tendering for a refresh or redesign of your website?
We are in the process of finishing a project to refresh our site; we have no plans to do any further work at the moment.

When was your website last updated in terms of the design, look and feel and when was this?
The refresh project will change the look and feel of the site through the adoption of new designs for various templates. We carried out an upgrade to the structure, navigation and design of the homepage in July 2013 which was done in-house.

How many people tendered for your last website refresh and who were they?
Four agencies were invited to tender: Alienation, Precedent, Reading Room and Torchbox.

How much did this cost?
The refresh project cost £19,500 (including VAT)