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King Henry building will be first to display new University signs

Over the next few weeks the implementation of our visual identity gains new ground.

King Henry will be the first building to display our bold new University of Portsmouth exterior signage. In the upcoming weeks, signs will be hoisted on rooftops and placed in front of buildings across campus, including St Michael’s, University House, James Watson Hall and the Spinnaker Science building (facing the naval base). And the following buildings will have their old signs removed: Halpern House, Richmond Building, Nuffield House and Eldon Building.

This is part of a programme of work taking place over the coming weeks to remove old signs and update all external signage around campus. The contractor aims to keep disruption in the buildings to a minimum. We cannot provide exact days and times for this work because they are subject to contractor arrangements and suitable weather conditions.

The University’s fleet of 30+ vans are having a make-over and will showcase our UP logo in the new year. Other brand updates include:

  • Campus cards: 95 per cent of staff now have their new ID cards. Students who enrolled this autumn and winter have new ID cards. Existing students will get new cards when their current one expires. Queries about ID cards should go to the IS Self Service portal.
  • Clothing: from January UP branded clothing such as polo shirts and hoodies will be available to order.
  • Guidelines: the brand guidelines, logos and a template PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the corporate identity webpages.
  • Stationery: as advertised in October, the new corporate stationery is available to order, this includes letterheads, continuation sheets, business cards, compliment slips, C4, C5, DL window and non-window envelopes and A4 folders. To simplify the ordering process, an order form is now available for faculties and services to use. Please note: check all your details prior to the submission of your request because proofs of artwork will not be supplied and your stationery will go straight to print.
  • Workshops: we had hoped to hold some brand workshop for staff in November, however, the brand materials are still in the final stages of approval. We will instead be holding workshops in early 2018. The workshops are for any staff who produce publications, publicity materials and resources for students, staff, partners or the community, on behalf of the University. They will explain how to use the new visual identity, and how to introduce the preferred corporate tone of voice and photographic style. If you have already registered your interest, there’s no need to do so again. Publicity about these events will follow next year.

If you have any questions about the implementation of the University’s new brand please email brand@port.ac.uk.

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