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University rules and responsibilities for websites. Links to information about how to use the University mark (the Crest), policies on data protection, cookies, information security, logos and freedom of information

University Crest and University Branding Toolkit


The University Crest should be used according to the guidance given in the Branding Toolkit. Specific information on how to use the University Crest on the web is available in the Toolkit too, and well as information on the University’s visual identity. There are details on how to correctly use brand marks and colours on different types of communications (e.g. websites, brochures, PowerPoint presentations and stationery).

University Style Guide

The University Style Guide provides guidance on writing style, grammar, punctuation and abbreviations for consistency in University communications. 

domain names

The University’s Domain Name System (DNS) naming policy webpage from IT Services outlines the University’s policy for the use and registration of and web addresses within the University.

Further information on the process is also available on our Domain Name Policy webpages.


The rules for Oxford Univeristy websites webpages provides you with an outline of the rules and responsibilities for Department websites. This includes an overview of copyright, data protection, freedom of information, metadata and accessibility standards.