Policies and Procedures

Please follow the links below to any policies or procedures you would like to view.

Equal Opportunities Policy Statement

The College welcomes diversity amongst its students, staff and visitors, recognising the particular contributions to the achievement of the College's mission that can be made by individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

In relation to staff; the policy and practice of the College require that all the staff are afforded equal opportunities within employment and that entry into employment with the College and the progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job is the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her sex, marital status, sexual orientation, racial group, disability, age, religion or belief.

In relation to students; the College aims to provide education of excellent quality at undergraduate and postgraduate level for able students, whatever their background. In pursuit of this aim, the College is committed to using its best endeavours to ensure that all of its activities are governed by principles of equality of opportunity, and that all students are helped to achieve their full academic potential. This statement applies to recruitment and admissions, to the curriculum, teaching and assessment, to welfare and support services, and to staff development and training.

This policy statement is supported by equal opportunities policies and codes of practice for staff and students, and the collegiate University's code of practice on harassment.

Equality Act 2010

Equality Act 2010

Race Equality

Worcester College supports the University of Oxford's Race Equality Charter.

Disability Equality

Worcester College Disability Equality Policy

Worcester College supports the University of Oxford's Equality Policy.

Gender Equality

Worcester College Gender Equality policy

Worcester College supports the University of Oxford’s Gender Equality Scheme.

Worcester College supports the University of Oxford's Transgender Policy and Guidance.


Worcester College Harassment and Bullying Policy (see the link on the right)

Worcester College supports the University of Oxford's Harassment Policy 


Guidelines for College Advisers of Graduate Students

Worcester College Safeguarding Policy

The College’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Tinsley Outreach Fellow, Dr Marchella Ward

The Designated Safeguarding Officer for access and outreach activities, and for admissions, is the Admissions and Access Officer, Ms Claire Sims

The Designated Safeguarding Officer for Chapel-related activities is the Chaplain.

Complaints and Appeals – see the Student Handbook (link on the right)

Conference of Colleges Appeal Tribunal

Acceptable Use Policy for the College IT Network

Library Rules and Policies

Environmental Policy

Anti-Bribery Policy

Confidentiality in Student Health and Welfare

Confidentiality in College welfare - see link on the right 

Fundraising Complaints Procedure

Policy on fundraising with and responding to people in vulnerable circumstances

Policy on staff-student romantic or sexual relations - see link on the right

Suspension Policy - see link on the right