College Notices

This section contains notices about Trinity College.

College Policies

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.

Disciplinary procedures for Junior Members

Most disciplinary matters will be resolved by the Dean of College and/or the Tutor of the Junior Member concerned, either of whom, may impose a fine or punishment proportionate to the offence. For further details see below:

Policy on dignity at work and study

Trinity College is committed to protecting the dignity of students as members of its community in their work, their study, and their interactions with each other.

The College recognises that to work and study effectively people need a climate in which they are respected and valued for their contribution to work and study, irrespective of their sex (including gender reassignment), marital, parental or partnership status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexuality, religion or belief, or age. The College recognises its duty of care to students in this respect.

All members of the College share this duty, and especially those who have some responsibility for other members. The College expects all members of its community to treat each other 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.

There is a need nevertheless for procedures to deal with particular inappropriate behaviour, including bullying, harassment, victimisation, or discrimination, in an informal context as well as that of work or study, which may have a damaging effect on the well-being of individuals within the College.

Policy on sexual relationships between Senior and Junior Members

A student (whether an undergraduate or a graduate student) who suffers the unwanted advances of a Senior Member of the University should regard the matter as one of harassment and should follow the College’s policy on dignity at work and study for Junior Members.

The normal professional relationship between a Senior and a Junior Member of the College is compromised in circumstances where there is a romantic or sexual relationship between the two. In particular, a Senior Member of the College involved in such a relationship or who has a close family tie with a Junior Member of the College is required to make an appropriate declaration of interest and to absent himself or herself from discussion of the interests of such a student in line with the College’s policy on declaration of interests

Equal Opportunities Policy

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. See below for full details:

Data Protection Policy

Like all educational establishments, the College holds and processes information about its members, employees, applicants, students, alumni and other individuals for various purposes. Examples of such purposes are: the administration of the admissions process; the effective provision of academic and welfare services; to record academic progress and to enable correspondence and communications, including the provision of references and certificates. To comply with data protection law, information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Trinity College has a Data Protection Policy. See below for full details:

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. For the purposes of this book these students are referred to as ‘Junior Members’ of the College.

The White Book is divided into two parts. The first consists of important general information and the second is the College’s formal Code of Discipline. Junior Members of the College are expected to be familiar with both sections.

Accommodation Handbook

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

Maternity Leave for Holders of Trinity Postgraduate Studentships

The following applies to students supported by a Trinity External Research Studentship, Internal Graduate Studentship, Trinity Domestic Research Studentship or any other studentship awarded by the College that provides full fees and maintenance. It does not apply to self-funded students or those supported by the Gates Foundation, the Cambridge Trusts or the Research Councils: they will each have their own provisions for maternity leave and grants

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: