Governance, regulations & policies
Wadham College like all University of Oxford colleges, is an autonomous self-governing institution.
Governance and Governing Body
Visitor: Bishop of Bath and Wells
Warden: Robert Hannigan
Our Governing Body is composed of all the Fellows of the College, and this is where all strategic decisions or changes to policies are ratified. The College is a registered charity (no: 1139726). Members of the Governing Body act in their capacity as Charity Trustees.
Representatives from the JCR and MCR attend unreserved sections of Wadham's Governing Body meetings. Their contribution is highly valued.
Regulations and policy documents
The College has a number of policies, procedures and regulations to guide it. As a public body, the College is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
In line with legislative requirements, Wadham College publishes and makes available the following policy statements and related publications:
Student facing policies
Further student facing policies can also be found in the College’s student handbook
Wadham College values
Wadham has a cherished tradition of being at the forefront of advancing equality of opportunity, and celebrates vigorous debate, independent thought, and academic excellence. We seek to create a welcoming, accessible, and secure environment in which to work, study, live, and visit. Our community embraces people of all ages, backgrounds, races/ethnicities, nationalities, beliefs (including religious beliefs), genders, sexualities, dis/abilities, and appearances. This inclusiveness, underpinned by mutual respect and consideration, enriches us all.
Environmental awareness guidelines
- Recycle – make use of the College’s recycling services outlined in The Wadham Handbook.
- Avoid leaving mobile phones on charge – switch them off when they have finished charging, and don’t leave appliances such as TVs on standby when they’re not in use. According to the Energy Saving Trust, £700 million worth of energy is wasted in the UK every year by people leaving appliances on standby.
- Don’t leave lights on unnecessarily.
- Don’t fill your kettle with more water than you need.
- Reduce your water consumption – don’t leave taps running when you brush your teeth or shave.
- Take fewer baths and more showers.
- Use the ‘full load’ principle when using washing machines.
- Be aware of what you buy, where it has come from and the way it is packaged.
- Try to buy recycled products where possible.