The Department of Mental Health & Social Work at Middlesex University is a large and complex academic department, comprised of full and part-time staff working across multiple locations.

They required a staff intranet which would allow them to communicate with each bridging the gap between colleagues working different patterns.

PURA IDEA produced an online community giving access only to those within the department. Members of staff can submit their news stories by completing a form, which upon submission, would automatically publish the article in the news section and an email would be generated to staff inviting them to read the new news story. The intranet also signposts to key documents and policies, and also allows staff to create and submit polls and events.

The website is fully optimised for mobile use and works perfectly on mobile phones and tablets.

The intranet is dubbed ‘Watercooler’, symbolic of an area within the workplace where colleagues tend to meet.