Plasma screens

There are around 85 plasma screens situated on campus. Plasma screens on campus can be different sizes and orientations.

Click here to view all plasma locations, contacts and formats across campus.

If you would like a plasma screen design to be sent to all screens across campus please email plasmascreens@leeds.ac.uk with the designs and details of when you’d like your designs to be live and taken down. The team aim to complete your request within 5 working days.

If you are submitting a complete screen design it needs to be designed by one of the University’s agreed graphic design suppliers and must adhere to the University’s identity management guidelines.

Please ensure when you are emailing content to be displayed on the screens that they are the correct size for each area and also follow any instructions provided.

When you are creating content for a screen please consider the following points:

  • Screens are usually only displayed for a short time (8-15 seconds). When creating your screen make sure you can read the content within this time. We recommend no more than 30 words on a screen at once. A passerby may only glance at the screen for 2-3 seconds so make sure your message is clear and to the point – less is more!
  • Try to use only one image (photograph or graphic) as multiple images are distracting. Make sure the image is high quality, appropriate and helps convey the message.
  • Try not to overlay text on images or use low-contrast background colours, as this reduces legibility.
  • The screen should have a clear title/subject and dates (if applicable).
  • The screen should include a clear call-to-action (tell people what you want them to do eg attend an event).
  • Avoid using long or complicated URLs. Even shortened URLs, such as http://goo.gl/3QMxEc are not advised as they are too complicated for users to remember or type in. If you cannot adjust your URL, consider alternatives such as hashtags, email addresses or search terms, which may be easier to remember.
  • Don’t centralise or justify your text – it makes it inaccessible.
  • Try not to put things in too many boxes – it makes it difficult to navigate the screen.
  • Don’t write in capitals – this makes things more difficult to read – and don’t write vertically.

 

Bad example

  • Heading is not in an approved University font
  • Text is centralised
  • Message should be more concise
  • Spacing between all elements is uncomfortable
  • Photograph is stretched and doesn’t convey the space available in the Library
  • White background with black text appears unconsidered and harsh.

 

Good example

  • Uses approved University typeface
  • Text is left aligned
  • Message is concise and on a plain background
  • Spacing between elements is comfortable
  • Photograph is in proportion and shows the available space in the Library
  • Use of colour in the background helps the message to appear more considered and friendly.

 

New plasma screens or updates to information

Please register a new plasma screen or update any of the information we hold, please email plasmascreens@leeds.ac.uk 


Area and contactFormat
Baines Wing Healthcare reception
reception@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Biological Sciences
websupport@fbs.leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Business School
r.bowery@leeds.ac.uk
s.adams@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Careers Service
careerscentre@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Civil Engineering
m.karim@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Civil Engineering
p.a.sleigh@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Computing
g.butterwick@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Earth Sciences and Enviroment
news@see.leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Education
l.williams@leeds.ac.uk
2/1 format (1280×640px)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
s.martin@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Languages, Cultures and Societies
r.s.j.wilding@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Law
b.siviter@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Library
library-web@leeds.ac.uk
2/3 format (1000x1500px)
LUU
h.mcculloch@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building
studentcommunications@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Maths
medsjon@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Media and Communication
d.p.blayney@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Medical Training Centre
mtc@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Mechanical Engineering
mensso@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Physics
e.gould@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
POLIS
r.stacey1@leeds.ac.uk
2/1 format (1280×640px)
Refectory
m.hamnett@leeds.ac.uk
n.e.taylor@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
SPEME Research Areas
d.i.haynes@leeds.ac.uk
l.scannell@leeds.ac.uk
4/3 format (1096×882px)
Social Sciences Building
m.wilkinson@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
Sociology and Social Policy
k.mclaughlin@leeds.ac.uk
2/1 format (1280×640px)
Stage@Leeds
a.j.clarke@leeds.ac.uk
s.ansell@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)
The Edge
t.d.exeter@leeds.ac.uk
16/9 format (1920×1080px)