Writing style guide

We have prepared a writing style guide to ensure a consistent style and tone is used across the University. The guide not only includes general style advice, but also offers useful advice on number, date and web address formats for written text.

The University

Colleges and Academic Schools

Referring to the University

Research Institutes

University terminology

General writing guides

Abbreviations and acronyms

Apostrophes

Bulleted lists

Contact details

Date

Equality and diversity

Headings and menus

Hyphenation

Image captions and ‘alt’ text

Links and URLs

Names and job titles

Numbers and currency

Post-nominal letters

Quotation marks

Social media

Spelling

Tables

Text styling

Time

Web words

Queries

For queries regarding the guide, please contact either the PR Team or the Web Management Team.