Formatting for accessibility


Write dates in the order: day month year.

Use numerals for the day and year. Write months out in full.

Dates should be written without their ordinal indicator ('st', 'th', 'rd', or 'nd'.)

Use 'to' instead of a dash in a date range.

If the year has already been mentioned on the page, you can omit the year in further references.

Do not write dates in an abbreviated form using numerals and slashes.

For example:

✔ 15 October 2019. 

✘ 15/10/2019

✔ The application deadline is on 1 July 2019. We will be in touch by 16 July.

✔ Welcome Week is from 16 to 20 September 2019.

✘ Clearing is open from 5th July - end of October.