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of Oxford Brookes
students are
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