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Contensis CMS

Contensis is a Content Management System (CMS). All of the content within the University of Nottingham website is created and managed using Contensis. 

Before you can use Contensis you must attend the CMS training course.

Frequently asked questions


Sometimes, if content and mini templates have been dragged and dropped around on a page, the code becomes jumbled up and breaks the page in preview.

This may also be due to your page not being saved. Please save and preview your page to check again.

If your preview is drastically different to your edit mode, please log a support request.


In order to add a staff member to a staff listing each individual member of staff (or an eSP administrator) need to login to eSP and:

  1. Go to profile (if an eSP administrator you'll firstly need to impersonate the person you're adding)
  2. Select university memberships from the left menu
  3. In the group dropdown, select the group/unit your want to become a member of
  4. In the role dropdown, select a relevant role
  5. Click request membership

    The role will then show under group memberships in eSP and such changes might take a while to show on the website.


Check your profile is set to show on the web:


  1. In eSP, Click on home on the toolbar
  2. On the right, click change settings
  3. Ensure that “permit web use” is checked and “permit photo use” is checked if you’re happy for a profile pic to be displayed.





You will have to revoke the page from being submitted for approval before you can make further changes.

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User guides

We offer a range of user guides on Workspace to help you get started with using the CMS. 

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Contensis guidance

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University of Nottingham

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
email: enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk