Find out about our monthly OxfordMedSci e-newsletter and how to apply to create your own newsletter using Adestra software.
OxfordMedSci News is a monthly e-newsletter for staff and students within the Medical Sciences Division. It includes important Divisional and University updates and opportunities, as well as links to event listings and current news, regular interviews with colleagues, and feature articles from different labs.
How to subscribe
From January 2024, OxfordMedSci News will be delivered on the third Wednesday of each month to your departmental, unit or college email addresses. If you do not automatically receive it, please email email@example.com.
How to submit an article
Items (eg special events, updates, opportunities) will be considered for inclusion if they are clearly relevant to the whole Divisional community or a substantial proportion of the community. If your item is not suitable for the newsletter, we will advise you about other, more suitable Divisional or departmental communication channels (e.g. this website, X/Twitter, events digest etc).
Please submit requests to firstname.lastname@example.org before the appropriate copy deadline (see below). Remember to:
- use lay language, avoiding acronyms and abbreviations
- keep your text succinct and scannable
- include relevant links and images.
Personal items (eg holiday homes to rent, sponsorship requests) will not be included.
Copy deadline and delivery schedule 2023-2024
Copy deadline (no later than 0900)
Date of newsletter delivery
|Wednesday 6 December||Wednesday 13 December|
|Wednesday 10 January||Wednesday 17 January|
|Wednesday 14 February||Wednesday 21 February|
|Wednesday 13 March||Wednesday 20 March|
|Wednesday 10 April||Wednesday 17 April|
|Wednesday 8 May||Wednesday 15 May|
|Wednesday 12 June||Wednesday 19 June|
|Wednesday 10 July||Wednesday 17 July|
|There will not be a newsletter in August|
|Wednesday 11 September||Wednesday 18 September|
|Wednesday 9 October||Wednesday 16 October|
|Wednesday 13 November||Wednesday 20 November|
|Wednesday 11 December||Wednesday 18 December|
View the archive
- November 2023
- October 2023
- September 2023
- July 2023
- June 2023
- May 2023
- April 2023
- March 2023
- February 2023
- January 2023
- Full newsletter archive
The Medical Sciences Division has a subscription to professional newsletter software called Adestra for the use of Divisional and departmental communications.
Departments and units may apply to produce their own newsletters/bulletins, which will include receiving a workspace and an allocation of monthly 'sends' within the Adestra system. New requests for newsletter projects will be considered fortnightly by the Head of Communications and Divisional Registrar.
- Read the Division's newsletter policy and newsletter guidance notes (SSO login required).
- Discuss your application with your Departmental Administrator and Communications Officer (if applicable).
- Fill in the Adestra Newsletter Request Form – you can consult this example newsletter request application .
- Ask your Departmental Administrator to send a supporting email to the Division's Head of Communications (email@example.com)
Please note that you must submit an application for each newsletter project you plan to undertake.