Regulations and policy documents

In line with legislative requirements, Wadham College publishes and makes available the following policy statements and related publications:

Wadham College Governance

Bishop of Bath and Wells

Robert Hannigan

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. 

Purchasing Policy

The College takes note and where applicable, follows the University Purchasing Procedures.

Purchasing procedure

In respect of major expenditure (both capital and revenue) the appropriate professional advice is taken. This can be either from the University’s purchasing team, or from other professional advisors. Responsibility for purchasing rests with the College Bursars, who are required to seek the approval of Finance Committee and/or Governing Body before such expenditure can be incurred.

The College looks for value for money in all purchases and procurement for goods and services. Where necessary, tenders and quotations are sought from all suppliers. The College participates in the collegiate purchasing consortium in order to ensure best value for money.

In order to ensure impartiality in purchasing decisions, a Conflict of Interest Policy is in operation.

Environmental awareness guidelines

Energy Saving Trust
  • 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.