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UTS PUBLICATIONS STYLE GUIDE

Use bullet points and minimal punctuation (ie no commas or semicolons at the end of list items, unless it is a list with 'or'/'and' at the end of an item).

Use numerals if a bullet point is not suitable (eg if it is a list of three reasons to study law or the items need to be referenced later in the document).

list with complete sentences

the introductory sentence has a full stop and each list item has an initial capital and a full stop

The university held a number of events this year to mark the occasion.

  • UTS experts discussed research and innovation.
  • The library held a seminar on creativity.
  • Students participated in an international leadership forum.

list with an introductory line

the introductory sentence has a colon to introduce the list and each list item begins with a lower case and a full stop for the last item in the list

each item must make sense when read with the introductory line

The curriculum subjects on offer include:

  • a number of history subjects
  • a number of arts subjects
  • an occasional teacher education subject.

list with 'or'/'and'

use a colon to introduce the list, a comma before 'or'/'and' and a full stop at the end of the last item in the list

Students can choose either:

  • a history subject, or
  • a teacher education subject.

Admission requirements include:

  • a satisfactory pass in Italian
  • a pass in English, and
  • work experience.

levels of indentation

there are two main ways of indenting lists: using symbols (eg bullet points) or using figures (eg numbers)

use bullet points for the first level and en dashes (–) for the second level

Students must enrol in:

  • one major and one sub-major

    – the major must be in accounting or law

    – the sub-major must be in business or finance

  • five other subjects.

or use numbers for the first level and lower case letters for the second level

use roman numerals if the list goes to a third level

Students must enrol in:

  1. one major and one sub-major
    1. the major must be in accounting or law
      1. full-time, or
      2. part-time
    2. the sub-major must be in business or finance
  2. five other subjects.