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    large format

    • 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

    91.9%
    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.

    links

    • 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.

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    • 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.
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    lists

    • 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