College Notices

This section contains notices about Trinity College.

College Policies

White Book

The ‘White Book’ of Regulations and General Information is intended for all members of the College who are undergraduate students and postgraduate students working for degrees, certificates, and diplomas.

The ‘White Book’ is divided into three parts: the first section contains information about the academic, tutorial and welfare arrangements in College, and College policies; the second section contains information about College facilities the third section sets out the College’s formal Code of Discipline. All students are expected to be familiar with the contents of the ‘White Book’.

Policy on Dignity and Respect

Trinity College is committed to protecting the dignity of students and staff as members of its community in their work, their study, and their interactions with each other. This policy aims to reinforce the College’s commitment to maintaining a learning, living, and working environment in which the rights and dignity of all members of the College community are respected. The College expects all members of its community to treat each other, as well as members of the University and the wider community with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times. All members of this community have the right to expect such behaviour from others, and a corresponding responsibility to behave in this way towards others.

Equality and Diversity

Through its policy and practice, Trinity College aims to ensure that the election, appointment, admission, progression, dismissal or exclusion of every member and employee of the College is determined by personal merit, conduct and performance, criteria related to the duties and conditions of the post and the needs and obligations of the College. The College is committed to promoting equality and to encouraging, supporting and helping all students and staff to reach their full potential.

Policy on Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Harassment of any kind, whether on grounds of race, sex or sexual orientation, political or religious conviction or otherwise, has no place in the College community.

In line with the University, the College defines harassment as single or repeated incidents involving unwanted or unwarranted conduct towards another person which it is reasonable to think would have the effect of (i) violating that person’s dignity or (ii) creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment for that person.

 Policies on Personal Relationships

Policy on Fitness to Study

The College has a series of procedures that can be applied if there is any question as to the fitness of a student to proceed with their studies. There are a variety of circumstances when this may be activated. Sometimes fitness will be a matter of physical state (for instance some protracted or severe illness). It could be the mental or social state of the student, or it might relate to circumstances arising in the student’s family or surroundings that could have a significant impact on their ability to study effectively. Cases may be raised directly by a student, by their friends, by a supervisor, Director of Studies or Tutor or be relayed from elsewhere in the University.

Disciplinary procedures for Junior Members

These procedures are currently being reviewed for publication at the start of Michaelmas Term 2019.

Code of Practice for Student Complaints

The College’s Code of Practice for student complaints is available to download:

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, has a website which contains information and contact details.

Accommodation Handbook

Information on all matters concerning accommodation can be found in the handbook below.

College Statutes

The new College Statutes (passed by the Governing Body in 2003 and now approved by the Queen in Council) are available here in PDF format. They can also be found further down the page as webpages.

For individual amended Statutes approved by Order in Council, 8 July 2009 see below: