Committees and Responsibilities
There are a number of different types of College Committees.
The JCR is the College undergraduate student union. The MCR is the name of the postgraduate student union. Each has an elected committee, and are responsible for a range of functions from organising events to representing student views on College committees. SCR represents the Fellows, who are also represented on College committees. Read more about the JCR, MCR and SCR.
College committees can make some decisions amongst themselves but may refer other decisions for approval to College Council. You can find out more about how College Governance works, including the roles of Council and Governing Body, on our Governance page.
College Committee Meeting Dates for the Academic Year 2023-24Meeting Dates
|Role/area of focus
|Frequency of meetings
|Supervises the work of the Archives Centre and makes recommendations to Council. Proposes Archives By-Fellows and speakers for the annual Roskill Lecture and supports the Director of the Archives Centre in the running of the Centre.
|Audit and Risk Committee
|Considers the reports of the College's external Auditors, and makes recommendations to Council. The Committee also reviews the College's central, strategic Risk Register.
|Twice per year
|The College's trustee body. Fellows, Officers, staff and students. Conside
|Fortnightly within term
|Combined Common Rooms Finance Committee
|The Committee manages grants and support to College clubs and societies.
|Policy and strategy on education (both undergraduate and postgraduate) and admissions, as well as outreach and widening participation and the role of Tutors and Directors of Studies.
|EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Committee
|The Committee makes recommendations to Council on strategy, policy, and the promotion and monitoring of equality, diversity, and inclusion and related issues throughout the College.
|Oversees the maintenance/upkeep and development of the College’s property and grounds and the management of major projects such as new buildings and infrastructure development.
|Twice per term
|Ethics and Reputational Risk Committee
|The Committee acts as a sentinel and review body for ethical issues that might arise from the College’s activities and advises the Council on the current reputational risk exposures of the College.
|Elects certain types of Fellows and By-Fellows (other than those elected by Council), such as Visiting By-Fellows, Overseas Fellows, Junior Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows.
|Reviews the financial affairs of the College and advises the Council on all aspects of College financial policy.
|The College's body of Fellows. Admits new Fellows, elects Fellows to Council and Fellowship Electors and oversees general matters of the College management which do not go through the trustee body.
|Twice per term
|The Committee manages the hanging of the College's art collection, including paintings and sculpture displayed throughout the site.
|Health and Safety Committee
|Manages the College's compliance with H&S legislation, monitoring testing, inspections and accidents and overseeing the regular review of policies and procedures.
|The Committee manages computing -related issues in College, and overall IT strategy and security.
|The Committee manages the investment of the College's endowment, advising the Council on investment policy, developing and implementing the College’s investment strategy, and adhering to our Responsible Investment Policy.
|Supports the Librarian in considering strategy and day-to-day matters for the running of the College Library.
|Management Advisory Committee
|Considers non-academic staffing and pay.
|Considers academic stipends and salaries.
|Twice per year
|The SCR Committee oversees the management and activities of the College’s Senior Combination Room, from considering nominations for Dining Privilege or Associate SCR Membership; High Table dining arrangements; the planning of various special events for Senior members; and certain College Feasts, such as Founder’s and Benefactors’.
|Termly/twice per term
|Staff Consultative Committee
|Committee representing college non-academic staff interests
|Student Facilities Committee
|Considers student-focused issues such as catering and housekeeping, and the provision of facilities available to undergraduates and postgraduates.
|The Committe's aim is to support the College to become an institutional leader in the development and introduction of sustainability, and to bring together College wide expertise in the area of sustainability including carbon foot printing, carbon reduction and offsetting, development and installation of green technologies.
|The Committee focuses on the pastoral care and wellbeing of the College's students and day-to-day issues affecting the student body and Tutors.