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Communications play a vital role in disseminating the activities and achievements of Oxford social sciences to external audiences and bringing together the social sciences departments at Oxford University, creating opportunities for researchers to collaborate, inform academics about exciting new projects and support the administrative functions across the division.

The communications function supports the divisional development, as well as the research and impact initiatives by providing strategic and tactical input. Working closely with the Public Affairs Directorate, advice can be provided on any aspect of events management, strategic communications planning, social media, internal communications, publications and any other aspect of organisational communications. The Public Affairs Directorate is the key contact for research news which may be of interest to the media.

The Divisional communications function also plays a role in supporting the internal communications within the social sciences and the University. To facilitate this, and enhance collaborations between communications professionals in departments, a network - the Social Sciences Communications Group - gets together each term to discuss shared issues, knowledge, experience; as well as consider resource savings. If you would like to be kept informed about the Social Sciences Communications Group meetings, then please email Information from previous meetings can be found on the Social Sciences Communications Group SharePoint site.


If you need any help with any communications-related matter, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01865 614877 or by emailing

Communications information

Communications Officers Network [Oxford University members only]

The Communications Officers Network is a good way to make contact with others working in communications across the collegiate University and share knowledge, ideas and resources. 

PAD Workshops [Oxford University members only]

Details the events managed by Public Affairs Office during the 2015-16 academic year.

Branding toolkit

The University's Public Affairs Directorate has created a branding toolkit.