This section provides information on the governance of Jesus College, and its policies and procedures.
The Principal, Official Fellows, Tutorial Fellows and most Professorial Fellows form the Governing Body of the College. The College is constituted and regulated in accordance with the College Statutes, which are made from time to time by order of Her Majesty in Council in accordance with the Royal Charter of 27 June 1571, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923. The College Bylaws are additional rules made by the Governing Body. The Governing Body has responsibility for the direction and management of the affairs of the College. The College is regulated by the Charities Commission.
Organisational and committee structure
The College has a number of Committees that report to Governing Body to enable Governing Body to make informed decisions. There are a number of College Officers who oversee certain aspects of the College. They are:
Director of Accommodation, Catering and Conferences
Director of Development
Some of our Fellows and Lecturers hold additional roles at the College. The appointments for the academic year 2023-2024 are:
|Dean of Degrees
|Deputy Dean of Degrees
|Deputy Dean of Degrees
|Oiwi Parker Jones
|Editor of the Jesus College Record/ Communications Fellow
|Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fellow
|Dirk Van Hulle
|Henry Clements and Nada Kubikova
|Keeper of the Plate
|Secretary to the Governing Body
|Staff Liaison Committee Fellow Co-Chair
|Steward of the Senior Common Room
|Environmental Sustainability Fellow
|Caroline Warman (Michaelmas Term 2023)
|Ben Williams (Hilary and Trinity Terms 2024)
Services we offer
The College promotes excellence in scholarship through teaching and research. We accept students to read for degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This website contains information about undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions (see also the Oxford University undergraduate admissions and graduate admissions), and details of the facilities and services we offer to current students. Information about the research undertaken by Fellows and lecturers is available in the Fellows and Staff section of the website. Information about alumni services and development is available on the Alumni section of the website. The Chapel is a place of public worship and all are welcome to attend the regular services held in term time.
Document formats and fees
Printed versions of all documents produced by Jesus College and referred to on this page are available. A fee may be charged.
To comply with the Housing Act 2004, all higher education institutions can sign up to one of three codes of practice:
- The Student Accommodation Code;
- The Accreditation Network UK (ANUK) Code of Practice for Student Accommodation Managed by Higher Education Establishments (HEEs);
- The Accreditation Network UK (ANUK) Code of Practice for Student Accommodation Managed by Undertakings Subject to HMO Licensing (this means private landlords providing student accommodation).
Jesus College has opted to sign up to The Student Accommodation Code. This code sets high standards in the student accommodation sector but all of these codes aim to ensure that students have safe, good quality accommodation. As long as student accommodation is signed up to one of these codes then students will be able to register complaints about their accommodation if they have a problem.
The Student Accommodation Code has already raised standards in student accommodation and, through feedback, universities and colleges can make things even better.
In all instances particular feedback should be raised with individual housing offices at the university or college.
Universities which have joined The Code have all done so because they want to make their accommodation services as good as possible. They welcome feedback and issues being raised so that they can fix problems and continue to raise the standards of the services they offer. However, in the event that an issue cannot be resolved by the accommodation staff, students can raise the issue formally by using the university’s internal complaints procedure.
The Student Accommodation Code has been designed to protect your rights to safe, good quality university accommodation, wherever you are studying, and to make sure you get the best out of your time living in university or college residences. It outlines everything you should expect from your university-managed accommodation, as well as your responsibilities as tenants.
The Code protects your rights to:
- A healthy, safe environment.
- Timely repairs and maintenance.
- A clean, pleasant living environment.
- A formal, contractual relationship with your landlord.
- Access to health and wellbeing services.
- A living environment free from anti-social behaviour.
The Code protects students’ rights to safe, good quality accommodation, wherever they are studying, and makes sure they get the best out of their time living in university or college residences. It outlines everything students can expect from their accommodation as well as their responsibilities as tenants.
Many university accommodation buildings are signed up to The Code, which was introduced in 2006. The Code has already raised standards of accommodation and aims to continue to enrich the residential experience for students across England and Wales.
See also the Universities UK Accommodation Code of Practice.
The Jesus College Bylaws can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Code of Practice on Children and Vulnerable Adults can be viewed here.
Jesus College complies with the Age Appropriate Design Code for the safeguarding of children’s personal data when using online services, which can be found here.
- Jesus College’s Data Protection Policy can be read here.
- Our Privacy Notices can be read here.
- Records of Processing Activities (ROPA) can be read here.
- Our GDPR Retention Schedule can be read here.
- Our Data Sharing Table can be read here.
- Past versions of the College’s GDPR privacy notices will be retained here whenever the policy is updated.
The Jesus College Equality & Diversity policy can be viewed here.
We recognise the importance and relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors in the selection and management of investments within our portfolio.
We believes that good governance, as so defined, supports our overriding concern for the good economic and financial performance of our portfolio over the longer term.
As the College invests in funds, rather than making direct investments, we expect our fund managers to have an ESG policy in place which integrates ESG factors into their investment process, and to report their compliance with the UK Stewardship Code and the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment.
Where choices exist, we believe that it is more constructive and effective for our fund managers to engage with investee companies thoughtfully and consistently as part of their investment decisions, rather than opting automatically for divestment. Consistent with this approach, we expect our fund managers to report on their corporate engagement and voting activity on a regular basis.
We take our environmental responsibilities seriously and make clear in our Strategic Plan that: “We will reduce our carbon footprint, at least in line with Government targets, and seek other ways to increase the sustainability of our Strategic Plan”.
Environmental initiatives are considered by the Property & Environment Committee which meets each term, and work undertaken recently includes:
• Draught proofing windows in our Grade 1 listed Turl Street buildings which forms part of ongoing repairs and maintenance
• Replacement of light fittings with LEDs
• Solar panels at our Stevens Close accommodation
• Solar hot water at our Ship Street conference centre
• Rain water recycling in First Quad, Turl Street, for the lawns/gardens
• Recycling of waste and waste segregation on site
• Reducing water consumption with aerating shower heads and dual flush WCs
All proposals are assessed against the following criteria:
• Academic/teaching impact
• Reduction of environmental footprint
• Cost benefit
The Fitness to Study Policy can be read here.
The following publication scheme is for Jesus College of the University of Oxford.
It follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from January 2009. It sets out what information the College publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge will be made for it.
The Information Officer is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College. The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of college activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness in general.
Through the scheme, the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities, while at the same time recognising that there are exemptions within the Act. All material associated with the definitions in the classes contained in the scheme are available either in hard copy, electronically or via the College website. A fee may be charged for printed versions requested.
It is important to us that this Publication Scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how the scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments, or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Or you can email the Information Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The College reserves the right to make a charge for printed copies of some documents available on the website to cover administrative costs.
In accordance with the Information Commissioner’s guidance for higher education institutions, our publication scheme sets out the following classes of information. You can find out more by following the links.
Who we are and what we do: organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.
What we spend and how we spend it: financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.
What our priorities are and how we are doing: strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.
How we make decisions: decision making processes and records of decisions.
Our policies and procedures: current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.
Lists and registers: The College holds information in certain lists and registers in accordance with policies and procedures.
The services we offer: information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.
Responsibility for the scheme
The Freedom of Information Officer of the College is the Estates Bursar, who has overall responsibility for the publication scheme. The person responsible for maintaining and managing the scheme is:
The Estates Bursar
If you would like this scheme, or any of the information it covers, in a more accessible format, please contact the Information Officer to discuss additional ways in which the information may be made available to you.
The copyright in this publication scheme and its contents is reserved to Jesus College.
If you have any comments about this scheme or are not satisfied that information is being published in accordance with this scheme, you should contact the Information Officer in the first instance (address above). If you are still dissatisfied please write to the Head of House who will arrange for the matter to be reviewed internally:
If, after the investigation of your complaint, you are still dissatisfied you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner:
Review of the publication scheme
This guide to the information available and the operation of the scheme will be reviewed annually.
The Jesus College Gender Pay Gap Report can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Policy and Procedures on Harassment can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022/23 can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021/22 can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020/21 can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Annual Report and Financial Statements 2019/20 can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018/19 can be viewed here.
The Jesus College Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017/18 can be viewed here.
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How to disable cookies in your web browser
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This policy can be viewed here.
Jesus College’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
Jesus College’s Strategic Plan 2023-27 can be viewed below. An accessible version of the Plan is available by clicking the link here.
Jesus College Statutes can be viewed here.
The College Policy on Student-Staff Relationships can be read here.