University Cascade


The University Cascade provides a single source of essential updates from the University’s policies and operations, cascaded to senior leaders and their management teams across the University and colleges.  It is designed to: 

  • Ensure management teams have essential policy and operational updates in a consolidated channel that is easy to digest and share as appropriate 
  • Increase coordination of communications from the central University, and reduce the requirement for piecemeal updates from individual UAS services.

How it is disseminated

The University Cascade is disseminated via divisions to departments and via the Conference of Colleges for Oxford Colleges. The Cascade is sent to senior leaders to disseminate to their individual areas and teams. For this reason, you cannot ‘sign up’ for this communication.

If you would like to receive it, please contact your HoD, HAF, senior staff member or relevant college contact.

Further information 

You can see more details in the University Cascade summary document. If you have any questions about the University Cascade itself please email the UAS communications team.

Dates of Cascade

Cascade dates – Hilary and Trinity terms 2023

Hilary term

  • Friday 6 January (Week -1)
  • Wednesday 18 January (Week 1)
  • Wednesday 1 February (Week 3)
  • Wednesday 15 February (Week 5)
  • Wednesday 1 March (Week 7)
  • Wednesday 15 March (Week 9)
  • Wednesday 29 March (Week 11)


Trinity term

  • Wednesday 12 April (Week - 1)
  • Wednesday 26 April (Week -1)
  • Wednesday 10 May (Week 3)
  • Wednesday 24 May (Week 5)
  • Wednesday 7 June (Week 7)
  • Wednesday 21 June (Week 9)


Long Vacation

  • Wednesday 12 July
  • Wednesday 16 August

Any questions on the University Cascade?

If you have any questions about the University Cascade please email the UAS communications team.  

Email the team