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Business Cards

The Faculty will provide postholders (members of the Law Faculty holding established University posts in Law, including titular and supernumerary Associate Professorships) with up to 1,000 business cards in every three year period.  Faculty members can additional business cards at their own expense.

The Faculty office organises the production of the cards using the University’s standard design and Faculty logo. Please note that business cards will not be issued automatically.

If you wish to have some cards, please fill in the application form and send it to Jackie Hall, Finance Assistant, Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building. The Faculty Office will order the cards and will let you know when they have arrived. Please allow at least two weeks for this process, although in exceptional circumstances it may be possible for the cards to be produced more quickly. You will be asked to check the proof of your card; the Faculty will not pay for correction of errors once you have approved the text.

Visitors and Faculty members who do not hold a University post in Law may order business cards direct from University Reprographics at their own expense (costs start at £30 for 100 single-sided cards).  Please visit the section on Student Business Cards for more information.

IT Equipment Fund

updated 20 April 2016

The deadline for applications to the IT Equipment Fund is Friday of Week 2 each term.

Guidelines

Members of the Faculty holding established posts in Law (including titular and supernumerary Associate Professors) and having a contract with the Faculty, may apply every four years for:

1. a laptop costing up to £1,200;

2. desktop costing up to £1,000;

or instead of a laptop and a desktop: a budget of up to £1,700 for a higher-specification laptop or desktop.  Any such bid should include related accessories, e.g. a monitor and keyboard to go with a laptop.  If approved, applicants may be asked to return any other useable equipment to the Faculty;

3. a printer costing up to £200; and

4. IT-related accessories costing up to £150. 

Notes

  • The standard package which will be funded is a desktop PC and a laptop and a printer.

  • The normal specification that will be funded from the IT Equipment Fund is: i5 Intel Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD (larger hard disks can be considered if storage is HDD or hybrid), 23”-24” monitors for desktops, standard/integrated input & output graphics, and a 3-year warranty is also expected.

  • Applicants will be expected to follow the advice of the Faculty’s IT Support Officer on value for money and suitability for purpose of the equipment requested.  This may include advice on upgrading existing equipment, as opposed to replacing it.

  • The figures given for costs are guidelines only and do not represent an entitlement, nor an absolute maximum. In all cases, the Head of Administration and Finance has discretion as to how strictly these guidelines are applied (for example, purchases made for health-related reasons may exceed these guidelines).

  • The availability of funds from other sources will be taken into account when assessing bids.

  • IT-related accessories include memory sticks, software e.g. voice-recognition or chart-drawing software.

  • In all cases, the facultymust be clear that the purchases are to be used for academic purposes.

  • The equipment will generally be purchased by the Faculty on behalf of the applicants.  Those with an office in a college will need to arrange for the equipment to be installed by qualified college staff.

  • Faculty members are reminded that approval for purchases must be made in advance.  The Faculty will not provide reimbursement for costs from the IT Equipment Fund which have not received prior approval.

  • Bids are considered in a gathered field each term.  Requests for equipment outside the normal timetable can only be considered in absolutely exceptional circumstances.

  • Other types of IT equipment (e.g. tablets) purchased with start-up or other grants cannot automatically be replaced through this scheme.

  • Requests may be made for the Faculty to purchase equipment that can be loaned to members of staff on a short-term basis (e.g. tablets).

Terms and conditions

All equipment purchased with the use of any Faculty funds, including external research grants, will be the property of the University and must be returned to the University if the person to whom it is allocated leaves its employment.

Applicants should first contact the Faculty's IT Support Officer, Bento de Sousa ((2)81269) for advice about their requirements and for a quotation.  Applicants are then asked to complete the application form and send it to Jackie Hall in the Law Faculty Office by Friday of Week 2 of each term.

IT and AV provision in the Faculty of Law

Please see the attached notes on IT and AV staffing and provision in the Faculty of Law.

Conference organisation

For those considering organising a conference, please consult the attached notes, which provide guidance on budgets, assistance, accommodation, on-line registration, etc.

Photocopying

The Faculty will provide Faculty postholders with £40 worth of photocopying in the Bodleian Law Library in an academic year. You will need to purchase your credit through the Library’s online system and then submit an expense claim to Jackie Hall with the receipt for the purchase attached.

If you have any problems using the online photocopying system please speak to staff in the Law Library, who should be able to help.

Lecture handouts

All course materials, such as reading lists and handouts from lectures and seminars should be posted on Weblearn. Log in on the top-right of a Weblearn page. Click on ‘My Active Sites’ to get quickly to your own Courses. Information about using Weblearn is at the bottom of the Weblearn Law homepage, and on the Welcome tab. Weblearn tools include tutorial sign up, assignment upload (with optional Turnitin), email contact with students, announcements, time-release of documents, online tests and other features.

To learn how to use Weblearn, you are advised first to attend a Weblearn training course. Within the Faculty, Helen Steffens can assist with the BA pages, and Marianne Biese can assist with the BCL/MJur pages. 

Handouts for uploading and/or printing in advance of lectures may be sent to lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk.  Please give reasonable notice of your wish for printing to be done, to allow sufficient time for the e-mail to be read and the printing to be done.

Logos and branding

If you want to use the Faculty's logo on another website, or in promotional material for, say, a conference, you can find several authorised variants on our logo pages.

Relocation

The University operates a Relocation Scheme that may be available to new staff, depending upon circumstances and their eligibility.  Details of the scheme should be obtained from the University website here.

For Associate, Full and Statutory Professors, the Law Faculty sets an upper limit of £8k for personal relocation.  Claims above this amount will only be reimbursed in exceptional circumstances, subject to discussion with the Faculty and with the agreement of the college that will be sharing the cost with the Faculty.  It will also be possible to claim reimbursement for the office move, which may be claimed in addition to the £8k if this sum is used in full for the personal relocation.  All relocation costs are divided between the College and the Faculty pro rata to the salary split.

For other academic internally-funded posts, the Law Faculty will normally reimburse the cost of a single economy journey to Oxford at the start of the appointment.  Subject to approval of a quotation, the Faculty will also reimburse the cost of an office move, if required, but other relocation costs are not normally reimbursed.  The Faculty will normally waive the rule that relocation costs must be repaid to the University pro rata to the length of appointment if less than three years.

For externally-funded posts, all relocation costs will be limited to the funds available in the grant.

Staff wishing to take advantage of the scheme will need to complete a University application form, which should be requested from the Head of Administration and Finance