Mobile-friendly website for student accommodation
Derwent Students are one of the leading providers of student accommodation in the UK, with accommodation in locations from St Andrews to London. Their brief to us was to design and build a responsive website that was more effectively targeted towards their student audience.
The website features an improved structure that more effectively showcases the accommodation and services offered by Derwent Students, allowing students to search, book and pay for accommodation in cities across the UK. The site's look and feel and tone of voice speaks to students in their own language.
Our developers built a fully responsive site using a combination of the Zurb Foundation framework, SASS and Umbraco CMS. The site offers tailored content for students at different stages of their student experience. Not only does the new site look great and is incredibly easy to use, it also ranks highly in search engines.
Before the launch of the new website Derwent Students was receiving around 2,000 visitors a month. After the re-launch in February this rocketed to over 31,000 in the space of two months. Headland have now taken a brief to extend Derwent Students' online offering.
The Derwent Students site has been tremendously well received. To go from 2,000 visitors a month to over 31,000 is a great testament to the new website. We look forward to working with Derwent Students on future projects.