University Bulletin

The University Bulletin is usually issued once a fortnight during term time, and monthly out of term.

Expected forthcoming publication dates for 2022 are: 

  • 8 August
  • 5 September
  • 3 October

The University Bulletin was first introduced in July 2018 on a monthly basis as Blueprint Bulletin, and became weekly from April 2020 until the end of Michaelmas 2021 in response to the communication needs of the coronavirus pandemic. It was renamed University Bulletin from October 2020 to help prevent any confusion with the now-discontinued Blueprint staff magazine.

  • All issues from 2018 to 2021 are available from the bottom of this page
  • All 2022 issues are available from the right-hand column of this page

The e-newsletter currently aims to provide University news, updates and features that reflect the University’s strategic priorities. It includes a weekly blog by our Pro-Vice-Chancellors, researchers and other divisional leads, which is supplemented with topical articles from staff across the collegiate University.

We continually review the performance of the University Bulletin and its content, including seeking the views of colleagues from across the University, and this is overseen by the University Bulletin Editorial Board. We welcome any thoughts you may have (please email universitybulletin@admin.ox.ac.uk).

The University Bulletin is separate from the Gazette, which is the University’s authorised journal of record.


How to submit an article

The newsletter is sent to all staff members and the information shared must be applicable to, or of interest to, colleagues. If you would like to submit a news item for consideration in the University Bulletin, please contact the Internal Communications team in the Public Affairs Directorate on universitybulletin@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Submission guidelines

Please keep the word count below 50 and provide any relevant quotes or images. If your communication requires a call to action, please provide contact details. Where a direct quotation has been included, you must ensure that permission has been given before submitting any copy. Please avoid any jargon or acronyms.

The Internal Communications team will review and edit text where needed, and make the final decision on any image(s) to include.

All content should be received by 4pm on the Wednesday before the Monday on which you wish it to be published. Exceptions are made for unforeseen urgent news.

If you require a news item to be uploaded on the Staff Gateway, please also send us the copy in the same email – note that we require 100 words or more for news items.


Data protection

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 internal.communications@admin.ox.ac.uk.

For more information, please view the University's staff privacy policy.

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