Notices

  • Thursday 23 October 2014
  • NO. 5074
  • VOL. 145

General Notices

Gazette distribution changes

From the start of Hilary term 2015, we are changing the way in which deliveries of the Gazette are managed. This also affects the other publications delivered alongside the Gazette.

What currently happens?

At the moment, when new members of Congregation complete their application form, they are asked to tick a box if they want to receive the Gazette. If they tick this box, they receive copies of the Gazette to the address registered on their Congregation form, accompanied by Blueprint and the Oxford Magazine. The limitations of this system are:

  • anyone who wishes to receive one of the publications must also have the other two
  • members of University and college staff who are not also members of Congregation may not receive these print publications  
  • deliveries can only be made to certain buildings.

What is changing?

An opt-in subscription service is now available at www.staffsubs.ox.ac.uk, where any member of University or college staff with an Oxford username (single sign-on account) can:

  • opt into receiving email notifications of new online issues of the Gazette, Blueprint, the Oxford Magazine and/or the OUP Annual Report (which can be sent to any email address)
  • opt into deliveries of printed editions of the Gazette, Blueprint, the Oxford Magazine and/or the OUP Annual Report, and choose their preferred delivery address from a list of all college or University buildings.

We are also pleased to offer the option for staff to receive email notifications when new issues of Oxford Today, the University's alumni magazine, are published online.

Why is this change happening?

  • Avoiding waste: we know that we currently send lots of issues of publications to people who don't want them, because we haven't previously been able to record individuals' preferences (which means that, for instance, we are sending 36 issues of the Gazette each year to people who only want Blueprint).
  • Expanding distribution: by having our own database we can offer everyone – not just members of Congregation – access to the Gazette and other publications.
  • Encouraging readers to access the online Gazette instead of receiving print copies.

Why should I read the Gazette online?

We would like to encourage staff to read the Gazette (and Blueprint) online, to save environmental and financial resources. Advantages of reading online include:

  • Earlier access to content – the Gazette and Blueprint are available online on Thursday mornings; print copies are not delivered until Fridays.
  • We send weekly emails listing all new and important information contained in the latest issue of the Gazette, with links directly to those notices and to popular content (such as job vacancies and classified adverts).
  • Emails are also sent for each new issue of Blueprint, with details of articles and features.
  • There are links throughout the Gazette straight to further information – no need to type URLs.
  • You can read issues on computers, phones, tablets – anywhere you have access to the internet.
  • You can download PDFs to your device for reading offline later (or print them if you want hard copies of certain issues/supplements).
  • You have access to 20 years' back issues of the Gazette, all of which can be searched by year and keyword.

(From January 2015, the Oxford Magazine will also be available online.)

However, we know that not everyone can – or wants to – read online editions. We are therefore continuing to make each publication available as a print edition.

What do I need to do?

Members of staff

If you have already set up email alerts for new online issues of the Gazette and/or Blueprint, and you want to continue receiving these and not make any other changes, there is nothing you need to do – your email alerts will continue to arrive as before.

If you want to start receiving email notifications of new online issues of the Gazette, Blueprint, the Oxford Magazine, the OUP Annual Report and/or Oxford Today, visit www.staffsubs.ox.ac.uk and set your preferences.

If you wish to receive (or continue to receive) print copies of the Gazette and/or Blueprint and/or the Oxford Magazine, visit www.staffsubs.ox.ac.uk and set your preferences. If you don't complete the webform, you will not receive any print copies of any of these publications with effect from January 2015.

Retired members of Congregation

If you responded to our letter last year confirming that you do still want to receive the Gazette, we will continue to send you the Gazette, Blueprint and the Oxford Magazine as before. If you don't want to change this, you don't need to do anything. However, if you would like to change which publications you receive, or the address at which you receive them, please email us at gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 280549 to let us know your new preferences.

Paid subscribers

If you have paid for your subscription this academic year, you will continue to receive the Gazette, Blueprint and the Oxford Magazine (or just the Oxford Magazine, depending on your subscription) until the end of the 2014/15 academic year. If you don't want to change this, you don't need to do anything. However, if you would like to change which publications you receive, please email us at gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 280549 to let us know your new preferences.

Library, common room, reception and porters' lodge copies

These will continue to be delivered as before.

OUP staff

We will contact you by email to confirm your preferences.

Any other readers

If you do not fall into one of the above categories, please see www.ox.ac.uk/subscriptions for information about the options available to you.

Further information

For further information, and the answers to frequently asked questions, please see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/subs.

Selection Committees

Composition of Selection Committees

The composition of the selection committees to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections)      

  Appointed by
Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio
The Principal of Somerville Council
Professor S Mapstone Council 
Professor A Buchan Council 
Professor R Goodman Council 
Professor A Halliday Council 
Professor S West Council 
The Senior Proctor Council 

Headship of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

  Appointed by
Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio
Sir John Beddington Council
Professor Sir Keith Burnett Council 
Professor L Gladden Council 
Professor A McLean Council 
Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe Council 
Professor L Tarassenko Council 
Professor J Wheater Council