We are happy to announce the new Staff Gateway will be live on Tuesday 30 January.
The changes made follow several staff consultation exercises and card sorts. We hope you will find it easy to navigate through and find what you are looking for – and to possibly discover interesting content that you haven't found before.
The links have been completely re-organised after carrying out card sort exercises and listening to feedback. They can now be found under the new subject headings on the homepage (along with the new Staff Matrix area):
* Working at Oxford
* Structure and organisation
* Research and teaching
* Services and tools
* A to Zs
Clicking on these headings will take you to a further breakdown of categories.
What is the Staff Matrix?
This is a new area for all staff to post personal items for sale and advertise accommodation needs and availability. It's also possible to promote a local event or social group or to just ask colleagues for advice. We're also inviting departments to post information about University schemes and initiatives in this area that staff can get involved with.
What else is new?
There's a new carousel area at the bottom of the page intended to provide you with service reminders and updates, tips, event news and anything else which may be of interest.
The most popular page links are still featured prominently on the home page and can be located at the top right hand of the page. We've also added University maps, a useful tool for linking to a venue when promoting an event, and the University's access guide to our buildings.
The very popular staff search has been slightly refined to provide an exact match and give alternative suggestions automatically.
We've still working on a few brand new pages which will be added soon but in the meantime, we're interested in hearing your feedback before we go live. If you have any comments please feel free to share them via email - email@example.com.