Communications for staff

Blueprint Bulletin


Blueprint Bulletin is an e-newsletter sent to all University and college staff. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the style, content and frequency of the Bulletin (to weekly) was changed. This has included general updates from the Pro-Vice-Chancellors,
other senior academic leaders and individual academics regarding University plans and activity, and a summary of the week’s news. Open rates of Blueprint Bulletin have averaged at 13,400 over the period April to July 2020. 

Gazette

The Gazette is the authorised journal of record of the collegiate University. It contains formal notifications of committees, academic activity and University decisions. Gazette has continued to be published during the COVID-19 lockdown period,
moving to online publication during this time. 

 

All staff emails


All staff emails are sent from the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellors when there are significant decisions and milestones for staff to be aware of. Since March 2020, these have also been included on the University’s COVID-19 communications pages.

Cascade emails


The Registrar’s cascade began during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of communicating operational information quickly to divisions, departments and colleges, who use their existing communication methods to pass on critical information. It is usually sent
twice a week and includes only COVID-19-related information.

Blueprint magazine


Blueprint magazine carries a mix of news and features, including staff interviews and insights into University and college life. It is usually published once a term.

Staff News


Staff News is hosted on the Staff Gateway and highlights important news for staff.

Staff Gateway


The Staff Gateway is a web area dedicated to staff with a wide range of resources, from the structure of the University to services and tools.

Get in touch 

Feedback, suggestions and questions are very welcome: please contact the Internal Communications team via email at internal.communications@admin.ox.ac.uk