The Handbook of New College 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.

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Information on the Decanal Team

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2019-20 Handbook

Handbook contents

The Handbook contains information under the following headings:

  • Academic obligations

  • General discipline

  • Student charges

  • Domestic rules

  • The Library

  • 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.

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.

Associated documents and links

The Handbook makes reference to the following documents and links:

College Documents

University Documents

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