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Branding and templates

Brand guide

Get to know our brand and how we use it.

University of Otago brand guide


Font files for University staff (requires University staff login)

Microsoft guidance on downloading fonts

Wordmarks (logo)

Key wordmarks for print and digital are available for University staff to download.

Wordmark (logo) files for University staff (requires University staff login)

PowerPoint templates

University of Otago Microsoft PowerPoint templates (requires University staff login)

See also Safe fonts in PowerPoint.

Video conferencing backgrounds and screensavers

University of Otago images that can be used as background in Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Video conferencing backgrounds and screen savers (requires University staff login)

Wallpapers and screensavers

University of Otago images that can be used as wallpapers and screensavers on desktop and mobile.

Wallpapers and screensavers for University staff (requires University staff login)

Email signature

Email signature generator for staff

Flickr image gallery

High-res professional photos of our students, staff, and campuses.

University of Otago Photographer flickr image gallery

Te reo Māori

Approved Māori signage (translations)

For translations of University names and commonly-used terms.


Event support

Please complete the online form to request support from the Events team for your event.

Event support request form

Talent release

Photos that feature people require a talent release from the individual(s) concerned. This allows us to use their image in promotional materials legally.

Talent release form


Preparing for a photoshoot

A list of things to consider before being photographed including tips on what to wear, what to bring with you, and relaxing in front of the camera.

Preparing for a photoshoot: Everything you need to know

Writing style guide

Writing style refers to the ways an author chooses to write to their readers. Style is not a matter of right and wrong, but of what is appropriate for a particular setting and audience. The Writing Style Guide is designed to help ensure writing style – whether for internal or external audiences, written for print or online – is consistent and maintains a professional standard across the University.

University of Otago writing style guide

Web content guides

SEO best practice, web writing guidelines, and Squiz Matrix training manual (University staff only) are provided to improve web content quality.

Web content guides for University staff


How to pronounce “Otago” and “Dunedin” (MP3 audio file)

Study Marketing

The Department of Marketing teaches marketing at Otago. Marketing Services is an internal service unit that is not directly affiliated with the Department of Marketing.

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