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The Public Affairs Directorate (PAD), based at University Offices in Wellington Square, is responsible for developing public understanding of the aims and activities of the collegiate University. It provides public affairs and communications advice and services to colleagues across the collegiate University.

Useful PAD resources and support

The PAD website has information and advice on a range of subjects, including media coverage, websites, social media, design and print, branding, images, video, community engagement, government relations, events and more. Here are some specific resources and services that may be useful.

News & Information Office

Design & Publications Office

  • Branding toolkit  – includes branding advice, style guide, downloadable logos etc. Please read the guidelines carefully before embarking on any new communications, internal or external
  • Conference items  – branded University stationery for meetings and events, such as pens, folders and notepads, are available at cost
  • University image bank –  a shared bank of images for the University of Oxford and its constituent colleges

Digital Communications

Events Office

  • Event management - A collection of tools and guides for managing events at the University
  • Events listingUniversity or College events, which are open to everyone, are listed here

Training and networking