Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.
Policies and procedures for conducting College business

The Ordinances of College can be found here. The College’s policy on the acceptance of gifts from donors are available here. The College’s investment policy can be found here.

Procedures and policies relating to academic services

The College does not have the power to confer honorary degrees.

General Information on academic matters, including sources of advice, supervisions, examinations, and dealing with problems is available, on request. from The Freedom of Information Officer at foi@corpus.cam.ac.uk.

Academic assessment for the purpose of awarding Degrees is the responsibility of the University, not the College. The College’s internal procedures for monitoring students’ academic progress is available, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer at foi@corpus.cam.ac.uk. 

Procedures and policies relating to student services

Information on undergraduate admissions procedures can be found at www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate and www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/.

Information on graduate admissions procedures can be found at www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/postgraduate and www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/.

Information about the cost of student accommodation in College for Undergraduates and Graduates, the categories of accommodation and the allocation process is available, on request from The Freedom of Information Officer at foi.corpus.cam.ac.uk

The University Accommodation Service provides information about accommodation outside the College.

The College publishes Data Protection Guidelines for the maintenance of records about students; the College interacts with the University Student Records section, which publishes its own policy.

Various College policy statements, including Equal Opportunities, Harassment and Complaints are available online.  The College’s Complaints Procedure provides for informal, formal, and external review of student complaints.
All members of the College subscribe to the University’s Matriculation Declaration.
The College’s Disciplinary Committee, which deals with serious offences, is established by the College Statutes.  The role of the College Dean in relation to lesser offences is described in the online College Rules.

Procedures and policies relating to human resources

This section covers information on the College’s strategy and management of human resources, including personnel policies and procedures.  Personal information relating to individual members of staff is exempt from disclosure.

The College uses University pay scales for academic staff. University pay scales may be viewed in The Reporter.

The Ordinances define many procedures in respect of academic staff, and are available free, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer at foi@cam.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions for Fellows are available free, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer at foi@corpus.cam.ac.uk.

College Lectureships: separate documents outline terms for UTOs and CTOs: this document is available free, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer at foi@corpus.cam.ac.uk.

The College, where possible, follows University terms of employment.
The staff handbook is available free, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer at foi@corpus.cam.ac.uk.

The College policy and procedure on child protect/vulnerable adults can be found here.

Staff Development: administrative staff training is given as necessary.  Induction programmes are devised appropriate to their job.  Continuous appraisals are undertaken, and a Staff Committee considers the re-evaluation of posts.


All staff are encouraged to participate in appropriate courses run by the University’s Staff Development Office.

Procedures and policies relating to recruitment

Current vacancies at the College may be found on the Vacancies page and on the University’s Job Opportunities pages.

Code of conduct for members of governing bodies

The College’s code relating to conflict of interests is posted here.

Code of Practice for events that fall within Section 42 of the Education Act 1986

The College’s Code of Practice can be found here.

Equality and Diversity

The College is committed to equal opportunities in the recruitment of its Fellows, students and staff.

Health and Safety

The Health & Safety Committee, reporting to the Governing Body meets regularly. The College’s Health and Safety policy can be viewed here.

The College’s Smoking Policy can be viewed here.

Energy and Water Management

The College’s Energy and Water Management Policy can be viewed here.

Estate management

This includes disposals policy, estates strategy and planning, grounds and buildings maintenance.

The College’s properties are managed by the Accommodation and Estates Committee and the Buildings Committee, reporting to the Governing Body.

The College’s main buildings are on a single site, the address of which is Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RH.  The College also has a site at Leckhampton House, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9BJ.

Maps and a virtual tour of the main site are available.

Corpus Christi College works with the City Council to sort and recycle waste.

Complaints policy

The student complaints procedure is available online.

The Freedom of Information complaints procedure can be found in the introduction to this Publication Scheme.


Records management and personal data policies

Written records containing personal information are kept securely.

The Webserver privacy policy may be found here.

A summary of the College’s archive and Library collection is posted here.

Regulations for archive and Library access and use can be found here.

Research policy and strategy

The College does not lay claim to the intellectual property of academics, and supports freedom of thought and speech.

Charging regimes and policies

Details of fees and charges levied by the College may be found in the College Accounts and also at www.direct.gov.uk/gotouni and www.ucas.com.
Details of the charges made for the provision of information included in this publication scheme may be found in the Introduction to the Publication Scheme.



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