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

The Cascade is usually sent on a Wednesday, once every two weeks during termtime. The dates for 2023/24 are as follows:

Michaelmas term 2023

  • 11 October
  • 25 October
  • 8 November 
  • 22 November 
  • 6 December

Hilary term

  • 5 January (Friday)
  • 17 January
  • 31 January
  • 14 February
  • 28 February
  • 13 March
  • 27 March

Trinity term

  • 10 April
  • 24 April
  • 8 May
  • 22 May
  • 5 June

Any questions on the University Cascade?

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

Email the team