News and social media channels

The AAD Communications team manages a variety of news and social media channels, targeted at both staff and students.

For students

Oxford Students website at www.ox.ac.uk/students

News for students is advertised via the homepage image carousel and the Latest News web page

Student News – your message in front of students every fortnight

Integrated with the Oxford Students website, Student News is a fortnightly email bulletin containing news, updates, events and deadlines from across the University central services. It is sent to all c.22,000 on-course students during term time, with student engagement monitored and evaluated. Discuss with us how to become a regular contributor or to utilise this channel as part of your promotion or communications plan.

We are on Twitter every day

Oxford Students Twitter provides an instant method to communicate news and events, link to content and talk with students. With over 10,000 followers - second only to the University main account - we have established a credible reputation, enjoying shares and re-tweets from students, colleges, departments and organisations.

Reaching offer-holders

Pre-arrival News is received by all offer-holders monthly from March to September in preparation for coming to live and study at Oxford. Similar to the Student News, this channel is integrated with the Oxford Students website and contains news, updates, events and deadlines from across the University’s central services relevant to offer-holders. Engagement is monitored and evaluated. Discuss with us how to become a contributor or to utilise this channel as part of your promotion or communications plan.

For staff

AAD News Alert – communicating across the collegiate University

The AAD News Alert is a subscription-based fortnightly email bulletin containing news, updates, events and deadlines relating to student administration in its widest sense.

Discuss with us how to become a regular contributor or to utilise this channel as part of your promotion or communications plan. You can subscribe to receive the AAD News Alert. An archive of news is also available for reference.

E-newsletters and data privacy

AAD Communications e-newsletters are 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 uses an analytics tool to record how many times the email is opened and which links are clicked within it. This data, is hosted in the UK on a secure server. It is used by the AAD Communications team in an anonymised and aggregated form to ensure that 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 about this, please contact academicadmin.comms@admin.ox.ac.uk.