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Dates and time
UTS PUBLICATIONS STYLE GUIDE

dates

no punctuation between the day, date, month and year and do not use '1st', '2nd', '3rd', etc.

1 January 2000

Assignments must be completed by Monday 25 December 2017.

use an en dash in a range of dates

The centre is open from 1–15 October.

use the following in forms, tables and where space is limited

01.01.2009

centuries

spell out the first to the ninth and use numerals from 10 onwards

fourth century
21st century

include a space between the year and 'AD' and 'BC'

1452 AD
300 BC
the second century AD
the 12th century BC

decades

use figures and no apostrophe

in the 90s
the 1960s

periods of time

it is not necessary to include an apostrophe in periods of time (see also apostrophes)

five years work experience
10 months study

range of years

use an en dash with no space on either side and use the following conventions

2005–09
1988–92
1995–2005

time

use a full stop between the hours and minutes

no space between the time and am/pm (and no full stops in 'am' and 'pm')

10.15am
9.30pm

use an en dash between time spans, with no spaces on either side

9.30am–5.30pm

do not put '00' if the time is on the hour

11am
7pm

use the following to avoid confusion

noon (or midday) for 12pm
midnight for 12am

time and date

no punctuation required between the time and date/day

9.30am–5.30pm Monday to Friday
10.30am Thursday 31 October 2015