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Our policies and procedures

Policies and procedures for conducting College business

The Ordinances of College.

Policies on records management & personal data 

The College data protection policy.

College data protection statements

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.

Data Protection Statement for Students.

Data Privacy Notice for Alumni, Donors and Supporters.

Data Protection Statement for Staff and Senior Members.

Data Protection Statement for Applicants and Candidates.

Data Protection Statement for Event Organisers.

Data Protection Statement for Website Users.

The College's confidentiality statement.

A summary of the College's archive collection.

Access and use of the Taylor Library for Corpus students.

Fire Safety

All new students are briefed on fire safety and evacuation procedures are tested annually.  The latest Fire Risk Assessment can be obtained from the Porters' Lodge.

Procedures and policies relating to academic services

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.

The College's internal procedures for monitoring students' academic progress is available, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer. 

Academic assessment for the purpose of awarding Degrees is the responsibility of the University, not the College.

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

Procedures and policies relating to student services

Information on undergraduate admissions procedures.

Information on graduate admissions procedures on our website and on the University graduate study pages.

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.

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

The College policy on Equal Opportunities.

The College policy on Harassment and Misconduct.

The College policy on Safeguarding.

The Online Safety Statement.

Various College policy statements, including Equal Opportunities, Harassment and Complaints are available.  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 College Rules.

Guidance for Student Relations and Communications

General Guidance for Alumni, Donor and Student Relations and Communications

Guidance for Corpus Christi College Societies and Directors of Studies  –  Alumni, Benefactors, Volunteers, Institutions and Student Relations and Communications 

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 Ordinances define many procedures in respect of academic staff.

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

The College uses University pay scales for academic staff. University pay scales may be viewed in The Reporter. The College, where possible, follows University terms of employment. 

The College policy on Equal Opportunities.

Terms and conditions for Fellows are available free, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer.

College Lectureships: separate documents outline terms for UTOs and CTOs: this document is available free, on request, from The Freedom of Information Officer.

Staff Development

  • Administrative staff training is given as necessary
  • Induction programmes are devised appropriate to their job.
  • Continuous appraisals are undertaken
  • 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.
  • A staff handbook is available on line.

Code of conduct for members of governing bodies

The College’s code relating to conflicts of interest.


The College's Statement on Investment.

Health and Safety

The Health & Safety Committee, reporting to the Governing Body meets regularly.

The College's Health and Safety Policy Statement

The College's Smoking Policy.


The College vision is that sustainability will be embedded in every aspect of life and work at Corpus, and that all members of the College community will be engaged and educated in this vision, and take its principles with them into their futures. See our pages on Sustainability at Corpus.

Estate management

This includes disposals policy, estates strategy and planning, grounds and buildings maintenance. The College's properties are managed by the Finance 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.

Map of the main site.

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

Research policy and strategy

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

The College's Statement on Freedom of Speech.

Charging regimes and policies

Details of fees and charges levied by the College may be found in the College Accounts and also on the Government website and UCAS

Details of the charges made for the provision of information included in the publication scheme may be found in the Introduction to the Publication Scheme.