Getting Your Message Out

It's important to plan why, how, when and who you want to get your message out to.

Planning your communications

Planning is important to ensure stakeholders are informed of an initiative, event or project in a timely and informative manner.

Depending on the size of your project, a communications plan may be devised. A communications plan is a document that identifies what you want to say about an initiative, event or project and how and when you will get that information to your target audience. The communications plan can be one component of a larger project plan or can just specifically highlight strategies for one-off events and initiatives.

For more information about how to plan your message, visit Communications Planning.

Communication channels

There's a range of internal communication channels that can be used to get your message out to students or staff. For more information on any of the communication channels listed below, visit the Internal Communication Channels webpage.

Key communications channels:

  • Broadcast email
  • Western Sydney University Yammer network
  • Staff News publication
  • E-Update
  • Life at Western Sydney button
  • Landing page thumbnail
  • Promo button
  • Digital screen advertisements
  • Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Webpage
  • Events Calendar

Other communications channels:

  • Campus forums
  • vUWS announcement
  • Student Central screensaver slide
  • Printed materials, such as posters and postcards

Submit your message

If you have information to share with staff and/or students, submit your message (opens in a new window) to Internal Communications. We'll contact you to discuss the best communication channels for your message.