Help shape staff communications at Oxford
Join the Staff Communications Feedback Group or the Bulletin Editorial Board
Want to help make staff communications at Oxford work better for you and your colleagues? The Internal Communications team is seeking members for the new Staff Communications Feedback Group, and the next cohort of the Bulletin Editorial Board. Both groups are open to all staff from across the collegiate University.
Members of the Staff Communications Feedback Group will respond to requests for feedback on staff communications by email twice a year. If you’d like to be more involved, the Bulletin Editorial Board is a smaller group that meets once a month across a six-month period; its members advise on the format of, content in and matters concerning the University Bulletin newsletter. Findings from both these groups will be implemented in order to make communications as helpful to staff as possible.
Staff Communications Feedback Group
The new Staff Communications Feedback Group will help guide internal communications at the University. Its membership includes a number of people who volunteered to contribute when they completed the Staff Communications Survey in March 2022. Additional members are now being sought, especially among staff in academic roles. Membership will be managed so that respondents represent Oxford’s varied staff perspectives as much as possible.
The time commitment is minimal: requests for feedback on staff communications will be sent out twice a year, with each request taking five minutes at most to complete. The first survey will be in late October this year.
To apply to join the group, please register your interest using this form (SSO sign-in required).
University Bulletin Editorial Board
The Internal Communications team is recruiting the next cohort of its Bulletin Editorial Board. The team is seeking staff who are interested in advising the University Bulletin team with their expertise, sharing insight and knowledge from their respective area of the University and helping shape the University’s all-staff newsletter. The Board meets virtually once a month across a 6-month period, with the next sessions beginning in November 2022.
Hear from some former board members:
‘This is an opportunity to be a part of discussions that will shape the future of Oxford’s internal communications. The insightful data led discussions are fascinating. Thank you for facilitating such collegial, inclusive and informed decision making and for sharing your expertise.’
‘I really enjoyed my time as the Bulletin Editorial Board member – I learnt a lot about other parts of the University I would otherwise not have come into contact with, as well as gaining an understanding about the policies and processes at the central University, both of which have been really useful.’
To make the Editorial Board representative of different staff groups across the University, interest from non-communication staff is particularly welcome.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to put yourself forward.
For more information about either opportunity, please write to the Internal Communications team (email@example.com).