Case Study

Camden Summer University

Camden Council is a borough of London which forms part of inner London. The area is in the northern part of the city, reaching from Holborn and Bloomsbury in the south to Hampstead Heath in the north. Neighbouring areas are the City of Westminster and the City of London to the south, Brent to the west, Barnet and Haringey to the north and Islington to the east.

The council is known for embracing digital technology and continues to ambitiously utilise the web as a means to share knowledge and deliver on its services.

The Challenge

The "Summer University" is Camden's premier offering for 13-19 year olds during the summer holidays. The council wished to develop an online system that would engage, educate and involve the local community during specific periods of the calendar year.

The Solution

Development of an events management system that allowed The Borough of Camden to significantly increase throughout of students wishing to enrol on the Summer University during the identified 4 months of heavy traffic.

Activities provided:

  • Bespoke E-booking Platform
  • Student, carer and parent access
  • Online payment process
  • Event Management functionality
  • Multi-level user access
  • Dedicated Web Server Hosting
  • Ongoing Maintenance and Support
  • Bespoke Web Applications & Software
  • Tailored Hosting
  • Support & Maintenance
Camden Summer University


The project was successfully rolled out during March 2014 on time and on budget and has proved to be a resounding success for the client. As such Rocktime have been commissioned to work on numerous other projects in quick succession for The London Borough of Camden. This includes The London Landlord's Accreditation Scheme, The Camden Schools Led Partnership trading portal and Camden Active, the all new booking platform for Camden Sports and Physical service. 

Our main concern was finding a supplier that could deliver a system that met all our requirements within a small time frame. We also had to ensure that we found a supplier that could offer us a system that was able to store our data securely. As Rocktime offer a hosted and supported solution, it gives us the confidence that the system is always accessible and the data is secure as well as meeting the organisational needs.

Rocktime have shown they are cost efficient, reliable, responsive, flexible and pro-active throughout the project. They did not disappoint the high expectations I had of them.

Project Specialist - Service Integration and Multi Agency Working
Camden ICT Service