Non-University logos on stationery

There are times when it is appropriate or necessary to include a logo, which is not the University of Bristol logo, on stationery such as letterheads and compliment slips. These logos fall into three categories; awards, equal partnerships and associations.

The placement of these logos on stationery is dependent on the category it falls into. Guidance on placement can be found in the stationery section of the visual identity.



Prizes and accolades can be awarded to individual faculties and schools as well as to the whole University. In these instances many allow for their logo to be used on stationery to represent the award. Examples of accolades awarded to the University are listed below.

Equal partnerships

Many projects at the University are run in collaboration with another organisation. Where the partnership is of equal status it is often necessary to represent both partners equally on stationery. In the instance where a communication is sent via the University of Bristol, the partnering logo should be placed in the recommended area stated in the guidelines. If the communication is sent via the partnering organisation, the University of Bristol logo can be placed in accordance to their guidelines while adhering to our University of Bristol logo guidelines (PDF, 1,791kB).


Often a scheme or project is supported or run in association with an outside organisation, this includes being partially funded by research councils, approved by charities or working directly with a business. A logo falls into this category where the relationship is not of equal standing as in the equal partnerships category.

University accolades and memberships

Highlighting particular awards or memberships in communications can at times be useful. If planning to use a logo then it is important to know what the logo represents and think about what would be good to focus on from the recipients point of view. For example an international audience may be interested in the research taking place at the University, so using the Queen's Anniversary Prize logo would work well, while if we are encouraging more women staff to join the University, showing our commitment to furthering women's careers, by using the Athena SWAN logo, would be practical.

Queen’s Anniversary Prize

This is the highest accolade for any academic institution and is awarded by the Queen. Bristol’s was received in recognition of our cutting-edge research into obstetric and neonatal practice.


Bristol is a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme. Stonewall is a lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, and its Diversity Champions programme is an initiative for employers to support and encourage best practice around sexual orientation.

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education. The University is one of the first universities to be successful in being awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and a number of Athena SWAN Awards have also been achieved by the University's Schools.

Green Impact

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students. The University started its awards in 2008 and many schools and departments take part in the scheme each year.

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