The Handbook of New College, Oxford contains rules and procedures for the College's Junior Members. The book's contents are not 'advice' or 'guidance', but form a set of instructions for Junior Members' academic and social behaviour in College.
Responsibility for the Handbook rests with the Dean, who co-ordinates the rules of the different areas which it covers.
Those Junior Members with questions about its contents should raise them with the relevant College officers, who should be approached in the first instance. However, all matters may be raised at any time with the Dean; those wishing to do so should make an appointment with the Deans’ secretary, Jacqui Julier.
The Handbook is updated annually, and all students individually receive a hard copy at the start of each academic year.
Dean's Address List
Please log in at: https://evision.ox.ac.uk to update your contact details.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is committed to the safety of all faculty, staff and students. The College may, on occasion, produce extra guidelines in relation to the pandemic; these may change rapidly as the national and local situation develops.
It is the responsibility of every member of College to know what those guidelines are and to follow them on each and every occasion. Such guidelines form an appendix to The Handbook of New College, Oxford, and are subject to the disciplinary procedures outlined therein.
- The Dean's 10 bullet-point guide to the College and COVID-19
- COVID-19 Student Responsibility Agreement - Please sign and return to Jacqui Julier as soon as possible.
- Oxford University's COVID-19 Response
- New College Student Contract
Information on the Decanal Team
Decanal annual croquet match; the team in mortal combat
Michael Burden, Ayowande McCunn, Vuyane Mhlomi, Rachel Benoit, and Yale Michaels
The Handbook contains information under the following headings:
The MCR and JCR
The Licence Agreement (accommodation)
College Administration Hours
Forms for events in College
Download forms here for events in College. Junior Members are reminded that, as per the forms, permission needs to be sought from the Assistant Dean. An appointment to see him should be made with the Deans' Secretary.
Junior Members should also note that before decanal permission is sought, a Covid-19 Risk Assessment should be completed by the Event Organiser and returned to the College's Health & Safety Officer for approval. For some events it may be worth provisionally checking with the Assistant Dean whether the proposed event is likely to obtain decanal permission prior to doing the Risk Assessment.
Events may require a separate form under the College's PREVENT responsibilities. Further details may be found in the Policy link below, and if necessary the Event Referral Form should be completed.
- New College Prevent Policy
Policy on Managing External Speakers (2020-21)
Form for Event Referral, New College (2020-21)
Associated documents and links
The Handbook makes reference to the following documents and links:
Junior Members' Documents
- New College JCR Constitution (from TT 2018; next revision due in TT 2023)
- New College MCR Constitution (from TT 2018; updated 2019-20; next revision due in TT 2023)
- New College Help & Support for Drug Addiction
National University Documents