- In print where appropriate, do include our statement for alternative format requests, including large formats.
- Certain presentation formats, such as infographics or large posters, do not require punctuation. For example where key statistics are presented in large type, punctuation may be omitted, eg
of Oxford Brookes
in work or further
study within 6
months of graduating
HESA Destination of Leavers 2016
Contact the Student Recruitment Communications team for advice.
- Leave out ‘http://’ or ‘https://’. Instead start with ‘www’ only if this is part of the usual form of the address: www.brookes.ac.uk
- If the URL doesn’t have a ‘www’, (some of our department sites don’t) then do include: http://bms.brookes.ac.uk
- If the URL ends in a ‘/’, remove this.
- If a web address comes at the end of a paragraph, don’t use punctuation after it, eg For an up-to-date insight into the lives of Oxford Brookes students, visit our Student Blog www.brookesstudents.blogspot.co.u
- Check all web addresses work - and go to the intended place - before they're published. You can use the Google Transparency Report tool, to check that third-party websites are safe.
- Remove hyperlink underscores in printed publications.
- Long URLs (these may appear in references)
- Use a shorter alias where possible.
- If a URL stretches over two lines, don't insert an extra hyphen at the line break. Doing so could be confusing, as it is common for URLs to contain hyphens.
- Instead, find a natural break like a slash, number sign, or other symbol, or if you must, in the middle of a long string of letters or numbers. Use common sense: don't break a URL right after a full stop or readers might think the full stop marks the end of the sentence.
- We use commas to separate items in a list within text, eg Brookes Sport offers a wide range of high-quality facilities including gyms, sports halls and outdoor pitches for tennis, football, hockey and more. Don’t use semicolons for this purpose.
- No comma is used before the word ‘and’ or ‘or’, unless a comma is required to avoid ambiguity, eg We also have a climbing wall, swimming pool, steam and sauna room, and indoor rowing centre.
See also Bullet points