Publications and newsletters

The University’s central publications and newsletters for all staff members are:

  • Gazette: the authorised journal of record of the collegiate University
  • University Bulletin: the University's weekly e-newsletter

Throughout 2020 and 2021 we aim to build channels that build feedback and dialogue between staff members and with senior staff. 

A ‘Letter to the Senior Team’ feature has been trialled in University Bulletin, and currently the most popular channel is the Open Forum series which provides the direct opportunity to join Q&A sessions with members of the senior team. Average attendance pre-pandemic was 85; in 2020–21 it is 605 (figures accurate at February 2021). Comments and suggestions for improving staff engagement are always welcomed.

Listed below are newsletters and publications produced and circulated by University departments. To share your department’s newsletter on this page with a University-wide audience via this list, please contact the Internal Communications team in Public Affairs.

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The AAD News Alert provides regular updates about academic administration and matters relating to students – from admissions to graduation. It is sent as an e-newsletter once every two weeks on a Monday, and includes the latest news, key events and deadlines. Anyone can sign up – whether you work in a college, a division or a department, or the UAS.

The University's Annual Review contains articles on research and developments at Oxford as well as appointments, benefactions and the year's financial statements. It is published at the start of Hilary term.

Blueprint is the University staff magazine. Produced by Public Affairs, it carries a mix of news and features.

A daily digest of local, national and international news relating to the collegiate University. Produced by the Public Affairs Directorate, it is available on subscription by email. To subscribe, email news.office@admin.ox.ac.uk.

The Equality & Diversity newsletter is a termly newsletter  providing updates on equality initiatives and highlighting events.

A termly e-bulletin aimed at heads of department, departmental administrators, facilities and building managers and others interested in the work of Estates Services.

A monthly e-bulletin providing financial information for departments. It is sent to departmental administrators and finance officers.

The Financial Statements are produced annually in January. They consolidate the accounts of the University and its subsidiary companies and associated bodies.

A monthly e-bulletin providing users of the University’s HR Information System (CoreHR) with essential guidance and information.

News from IT Services is a termly e-newsletter, providing updates on major projects, service developments and forthcoming events.

A fortnightly newsletter  for library staff (Note: this is access restricted).

The monthly e-newsletter for all staff and students within the Medical Sciences Division. 

A fortnightly email containing a round-up of news and events relating to women at Oxford.

QUAD is the University's alumni magazine. It covers all aspects of life at Oxford, from research to sporting events. The print magazine appears once a year in May, while the website is updated continually.

A fortnightly email about events around the University and city, as well as news about race equality issues.

Research Accounts Bulletin is a periodic e-newsletter  about post-award issues, such as funder news, policy and process changes.

Research Services News is a regular news bulletin about issues and events relating to research funding and administration.

The twice termly e-newsletter for staff in the Social Sciences Division.

An online bulletin containing updates on timescales, activity, user testing and training related to the Student Systems Programme.

An annual compendium of information about departments, colleges, committees and University Officers. It includes lists of the recipients of honorary degrees for the past ten years, and degree results for the immediately preceding year. Published by OUP, it can be purchased in local bookshops.

Contact us


Internal Communications
Public Affairs Directorate
University Offices
Wellington Square
Oxford
OX1 2JD
Tel: 01865 280720
Email: internal.communications@admin.ox.ac.uk