The College regulations are designed to provide a framework of practice within which members of the College can pursue such objectives, and their own interests, without interfering with those of other members or of the general public. By accepting a place at University College, students agree to abide by the College Regulations and policies, please see the Student College Contract (Word document downloads automatically.)
Our Handbook of Regulations and Handbook of Information can be found on our Student Information page.
Our Staff Policies are listed under HR Information on the Univ intranet, whilst other regulations and policies are available below as PDFs, which open in new windows.
Academic Policies and Procedures
Equality Policy - Further Information
University College (Univ) aims to promote equality of opportunity and treatment for everyone working and studying at the College or applying to do so and to ensure equality of access to all services provided by the College in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Univ aims to foster an environment in which unlawful discrimination and harassment are not tolerated and where all members of the College community are encouraged to achieve their full potential. The College has due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
University College collaborates closely with the University of Oxford’s Equality and Diversity Unit especially in matters where specialist advice and support are required.
For further information visit the University of Oxford Equality & Diversity Unit website here
The University of Oxford publishes high level data covering all students and all staff employed by the University, which includes joint appointments with colleges. Please refer to the University’s Equality and Diversity Unit website. Statistics on students at Univ from 2012 to 2015, compared to the University as a whole, are available here.
It was noted that the statistics about students were in line with other surveys conducted by the College in recent years, and could be benchmarked against figures for the University as a whole. The College’s student intake according to sex, ethnicity and disability were broadly similar to that of the wider University.
The College undertook a further Equality and Diversity survey in March 2016 for employees as well as holders of joint appointments with the University of Oxford. The data is available here.
It was noted that the number of Fellows recruited in any one year was small. However, candidates were drawn from an international pool and the College served as a joint employer. The College subscribes to programmes implemented both at University and national levels which are designed to boost recruitment of academic staff from specific backgrounds.
Univ published its Gender Pay Gap Report on 4 April 2018 available here in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The report shows a median pay gap of 18.8%. The equivalent national figure is 18.4% according to the current Office for National Statistics figures. Univ’s mean pay gap is 17.4%.
Gender Pay Gap Report
Non-Academic Policies and Procedures
University College respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
This privacy notice is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below. Alternatively you can download a PDF version of the full policy here. Please also use the Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy notice.
Proctors' and Assessors' Memorandum
The Proctors are senior academics appointed by the University to oversee matters such as examinations, fairness and the behaviour of students in the University and city. The University of Oxford Proctors’ and Assessors’ Memorandum contains essential information about welfare and health matters and summarises regulations relating to the conduct and discipline of members of the University.
Subject Access Request (SAR)
“Subject Access” is the right of an individual to access personal data relating to him or her, which are held by the College. Please complete and return this form to the Finance Bursar as Data Protection Coordinator of University College using the address information on page 3 of the SAR form.
If you require information about examination results please contact the Academic Office. Examination scripts are exempt from Subject Access rights.
Your request will be processed by a very limited number of staff within the Bursar’s Office, under the supervision of the College’s Data Protection Officer, who will be required to view all the data you request, including personnel, financial and occupational health records. By submitting a Subject Access Request you are accepting that the College Office will need to request and view the data about you in order to assess what can be disclosed. Information on third parties, including staff, in some circumstances may be withheld. All data will be handled securely and in the strictest confidence.
The College Office has a duty to establish the identity of the requester. The Finance Bursar’s Office will advise you on what forms of identification are usually required. Requests from internal members of staff may not require this and you will be advised on making your request if this is the case.
The Finance Bursar’s Office will then coordinate the gathering together of the appropriate information. The College will comply with SARs as quickly as possible but will ensure that a response is provided within 1 calendar month from receipt of identification unless there is good reason for delay. Data protection laws allow for an extension of up to 2 months for responding to very complex requests. If you are able to describe the data you seek clearly this is less likely. We may also refuse requests that are deemed manifestly unfounded or excessive, and reserve the right to charge a fee. In such cases the reason for refusal, delay, or any fees payable will be explained in writing.
If you are seeking data held by the University or JCR/MCR you will need to contact them directly as they are a separate entity to the College and responsible for their own access requests.
Download the SAR form here.