A clear graphic identity gives credibility
Our identity is affected by how we communicate with our surroundings. Our graphical profile and logotype are important tools that give us an uniform profile, which is a prerequisite of us standing strong in the keen competition for research funding, skilled colleagues and students, and to climb on national and international ranking lists. All co-workers contribute to the apprehension of Lund University. It is our common responsibility to follow the rules in the graphic manual no matter if we produce printed or digital material.
In order to make our communication more effective and structured, we create a communication plan for the Department of Biology each year. You find the plan for 2018 at our Swedish web (in Swedish, pdf; 180 kB).
Our internal communication at the department is mostly through:
Anslagstavlan is an email list that will reach all at the department and some of the staff at CEC and the Faculty of Science. It is free for all belonging to the list to post to it. The postings are about everything from seminars and job offerings to old car tyres and kittens.
Biologilistan is also a list that will reach everybody at the department. Only Christer Löfstedt, Carin Jarl-Sunesson, Monica Pardon, Anders Kullberg and Inger Ekström are able to post to the list. The posts will only be about information that is of importance to ALL staff. There will not be many messages on this list, but they will be important.
The units and some research groups have their own lists. You are added automatically to the lists, depending of your role in LUCAT. Contact Anders Kullberg if you have questions about the mailing lists.
Then there is our blog, the Biology Blog, with presentations of new colleagues, meeting agendas and minutes and résumés of department events. Inger Ekström, Christer Löfstedt, Jan Olsson and Jessica Abbott are able to write posts on the blog. However, if you have written something that you want to share on the blog, send it to me (Inger Ekström). The comments are open for everyone to use during two weeks after the original post is published. You subscribe to the blog by e-mail by filling in your e-mail address in the field in the right column. It is also possible to subscribe through rss.
Every Friday you will get our newsletter BioBullen by e-mail. BioBullen gives you a summary of what will happen at the department the following week and a brief list of biologists that have occurred in media during the week. The newsletter is currently in Swedish, but it might be a good starting point to learn the language. If you have some information that you want to have in BioBullen, please send it to me, preferable no later than Wednesday evening the publishing week. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
Please subscribe to all the above information channels as soon as you start working at department.
Always use the name of the department and Lund University in all external communication. In some cases it could suffice with only Lund University, but never ever with only the name of the research group or the unit. The name of the department is Department of Biology in English and in Swedish biologiska institutionen. Nothing else!
Our external website is an important front. Check that your information is up-to-date regularly. You can update your personal web page yourself while web publisher are responsible for the project and research group pages. Inform them about updates.
At the central Staff Pages communication section you will find information about communication planning, ordering from agencies and photographers, translation and templates among other things.
If you need help, advice and support regarding communication do not hesitate to contact our information officer Inger Ekström.