When you are choosing an image for a pull up banner, or any large-scale display banner, it is important you keep in mind the shape of the image required and message you want to convey.

Usually a pull up banner is used to catch attention from far away, and there are a few things to consider when choosing an image.


Using social media at work might just get the official stamp of approval.
Yammer is a fast-growing 'enterprise social network' service, and works almost like your company's own private Facebook.

Rather than interacting with 'friends', though, you interact with colleagues about... work. Sound boring? It doesn't have to be. The service is gaining in popularity as well as functionality, and there may even be some surprising benefits for a university environment.


I love learning but I’m lazy. When it gets too hard I’m strongly tempted to give up. Luckily though, I’m also quite competitive and I hate to fail. This means that when I’ve enrolled in a formal course my competitiveness and fear of failure overcome my laziness and allow me to succeed.


MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. As the name suggests, it’s a course delivered online, and is open to anyone in the world which leads to massive numbers enrolling.


At times, it can be tricky to know how to correctly address office holders such as members of parliament, ambassadors and judges in formal and informal correspondence to them. These communications can include letters and emails and, of course, face-to-face communication.

To help you avoid errors, we have compiled a summary of the correct forms of address – including salutations – for common communications. We hope you find it to be a useful resource.

For example, if you are addressing an envelope for a letter to a state premier, you should structure the salutation as follows:

The Hon. [First name] [Surname], MP
Premier of [State]

The use of the term ‘Honourable’ or ‘the Hon.’ varies between federal and state office holders, so please check our guidance for the correct usage. Our Editorial Style Guide explains how to use honorifics (Dr, Sir, Professor, Associate Professor etc) in your marketing and communications material.

What do you think of our summary? Have we missed anything? If you have any questions or feedback, please contact me.


We think the new Campus maps are a huge improvement on our old maps and the feedback we've received suggests you agree. One of the really cool features of the new Campus maps is not what you see but the technology that drives it in the backend. This technology allows us to use campus data in new and wonderful ways, like to power the maps in the Sydney Uni app.

Anyway, one of the little bugbears for University webmasters was the lack of an easy way to integrate campus maps into their websites. Well we have good news. We've made Mini maps! Mini maps are a simple way of highlighting the location of a building on campus via a small map that can be included on a CMS-powered page. What is even better is that Mini maps integrate with the new Campus maps, allowing you to view the building on a larger map by clicking the "view in larger map" link.

If you want to include a mini map on your site check out our Mini map guide. If you have any feedback for how we can improve Mini maps then drop us a line at marketing.wpp@sydney.edu.au

Ever wonder how many visits our website gets each month?

"Lots" is the short answer — in fact we get an amazing 3 million visits and 9.4 million page views a month. If you're a University staff member or student and want a bit more detail, check out our web statistics overview page. You'll need your UniKey to log into the page.

The stats page was put together by web developer David Jessup and dynamically updates with the last 30 days of usage data collected by our web analytics software, Urchin. The stats listed only cover the sydney.edu.au domain (our corporate website).

If you're a University webmaster you can get access more data by logging into Urchin. You can view the top content on your website, compare visits and page views at different times of the year, and much more. Access to Urchin is not tied to your UniKey and requires an account to be set up by ICT.