FOI: Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

Policies and procedures for conducting College business

The College’s Legal Framework includes:

  • The Charter and Statutes of the College
  • The Ordinances of the Governing Body
  • The Ordinances of the Council

The College’s procedures for handling requests for information can be found in the Introduction to this Scheme.

Procedures and policies relating to academic services

Procedures and policies relating to student services

Procedures and policies relating to human resources

The Staff Handbook is available on application to the Freedom of Information Officer, Newnham College Cambridge, CB3 9DF or by e-mail to foi@newn.cam.ac.uk. A small charge may be applied to cover photocopying costs.

The Handbook for Senior Members (academic and senior administrative staff) is available on application to the Freedom of Information Officer, Newnham College Cambridge, CB3 9DF or by e-mail to foi@newn.cam.ac.uk. A small charge may be applied to cover photocopying costs.

Policies and procedures are available here.

The College’s salary scales are reviewed annually.

The College offers all current and recent staff the opportunity to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Pensioners and some long-serving members of staff are members of the Cambridge Colleges Federation Pension Scheme. For further information about both schemes, see the College Accounts.

Staff Development: Members of staff undergo appropriate induction on appointment. Specific areas of further training are provided within individual departments as necessary. All employees are kept aware of and encouraged to make use of the development and training opportunities provided by the University.

Procedures and policies relation to recruitment

Code of conduct for members of governing bodies

Equality and Diversity

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. See the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

The Senior Tutor is the College’s Disability Liaison Officer. See also the University’s Disability Resource Centre.

Health and Safety

Estate management

Decisions about the management of the College’s physical resources are made by the College Council. For Minutes of the College Council see Minutes from the Governing Body, Council, academic boards and steering groups.

For information about the College committees which report to or advise the College Council, see the Ordinances of the Council and the Structure and Roles of Committees.

The College’s Environmental Policy.

The College Council has signed up to the Cambridge Climate Change Charter.

Newnham College is registered under ANUK/Unipol [The Accreditation Network UK] and has adopted their code of practice for the management of student housing.

Complaints policy

Procedures for solving problems (including complaints from students).

If you have a complaint about this Publication Scheme please write to the Freedom of Information Officer, Newnham College, Cambridge, CB3 9DF, or e-mail: foi@newn.cam.ac.uk.

If you have put a complaint in writing to the Freedom of Information Officer and are not content with the response, you may refer the issue to the Office of the Information Commissioner, the independent body which oversees the Freedom of Information.

Research policy and strategy