Style guide

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Style guide


Design principles and standards

  • Other images
  • Capitalisation
  • Headings
  • Government references
  • Naming conventions
  • Templates
  • Colour

University terminology

  • University name
  • University address
  • University telephone numbers
  • Web and email
  • Email signatures
  • Academic program names and abbreviations

Language style

  • Plain English
  • Active voice
  • Commonly used words and acronyms
  • Abbreviations
  • Acronyms
  • Dates, days, months, times
  • Distances and measurements
  • Grammar
  • Money (currency)
  • Numerals
  • People and titles
  • Links
  • Keywords in metadata


  • Ampersand
  • Apostrophes
  • Bullet lists (dot points)
  • Colon and semicolons
  • Commas
  • Dashes
  • Ellipses
  • Full stops
  • Hyphens
  • Slashes
  • Quotation marks
  • Percentages

More information

For more information contact Marketing and External Engagement


  • News Limited, Style – A guide for journalists, Nationwide News Pty Ltd
  • Snooks & Co, Style manual, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
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