First introduced in July 2018 as Blueprint Bulletin, the original monthly e-newsletter became weekly from April 2020. This was to help meet the need for regular communication in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The e-newsletter currently aims to provide information about University planning in response to the virus and changing government guidance and to provide links to available sources of support, alongside other University news and updates.
Following staff feedback we've made some changes to help improve the e-newsletter. The changes include:
- Renaming to University Bulletin to prevent any confusion with the Blueprint staff magazine.
- New layout – to help streamline our internal communication channels, the news is now divided into the same six categories found on the Staff Gateway:
- University News
- University Priorities
- Education and Teaching
- Oxford Partnerships
- You and Oxford
- New voices – the weekly blog by our Pro-Vice-Chancellors will be supplemented with topical articles from staff across the collegiate University.
- An invitation to write letters to the senior team. Each week the most relevant Pro-Vice-Chancellor will respond to your queries or concerns via a new letters page. Please forward your letters to email@example.com
How to submit an article
The newsletter is sent to all University staff, therefore, the information shared must be applicable to or in the interest of your colleagues, if you would like to submit a news item for consideration please bear this in mind.
If your item is not suitable for the newsletter, we will advise you on the other communication channels (e.g. the Staff Gateway or via a specific department/division), which may be more appropriate.
- provide any relevant links or images
- avoid any jargon or acronyms
- keep the word count below 100
The newsletter is sent every Monday afternoon, please submit all content by 5pm on Thursday. All questions and submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Bulletin is created and sent using Adestra, which is approved for use at the University by IT Services and Legal Services and accords with relevant data privacy and information security policies.
Adestra records how many times each email is opened and which links are clicked within it. This data is hosted in the UK on a secure server. The Internal Communications team in the Public Affairs Directorate will use an anonymised and aggregated form of this data to help ensure that the content is as relevant as possible.
Individual user data is not monitored, and no personal data is shared with any other teams within the University, or with third parties.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.