Music

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine’s has one of the larger college Music departments, with an intake of around 4 new students per year. College teaching is given by the Music tutor, Professor Laura Tunbridge, who is usually supported by two college lecturers. Class teaching linked to some subjects is offered by the Music Faculty; in other areas, tutors come in as required to help with other more specialized topics.

Our policies and procedures

The College's policies and procedures are set out in a number of documents and web pages:

College governance and codes of practice

Charter
Statutes
By-laws
Equality Policies

See also University of Oxford policy statements

Documents mainly pertaining to students

Information and Regulations for Students

Residential agreement

Code of practice relating to the operation of the Junior and Middle Common Room

Student event booking form and guidelines

See undergraduate and graduate admissions policies and procedures at the Prospective Students area of the website.

Documents mainly pertaining to employees

Staff Handbook

Bribery Act Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Documents applicable to all

Public liability insurance

Code of practice on Freedom of Speech

Documents and policies pertaining to information and information technology

Rules governing computer use: see Oxford University Computer Usage Rules and Etiquette

Information Security Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Prevent Duty

Emergency Fire Action Plan

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

Visitor's PEEP Questionnaire

Fire Safety Video (N.B. this is c.900MB flle in MP4 format and may take several minutes to download).

 

What our priorities are and how we are doing

The mission of St Catherine’s College is to advance learning, education and research in the arts and the sciences.

The College's Annual Accounts show how the College is performing financially.

In addition to the University’s Strategic Plan the University of Oxford also publishes an Annual Review

How we make decisions

The Governing Body of St Catherine’s College is made up of the Master and Fellows. It is the Governing Body which has responsibility for the direction and management of the affairs of the College.

The College functions under Statutes, By-Laws and Regulations made under the authority granted by the Charter to the College. The Governing Body is responsible for “the government of the College as a place of learning, education and research” (Statute I.3). It under the provisions of By-Law VII.

The Master is the Head of the College, exercising “a general supervision over the affairs and management of the College and over the discipline and well-being of its student members” (Statute IV.1)

The other Officers of the College, who are Fellows, are: the Vice Master,  the Dean (discipline and well-being of students), the Senior Tutor and Academic Registrar (academic standards and administration), the Finance and Home Bursars (finances & investments and domestic arrangements & management of non-academic staff), the Tutor for Admissions, the Librarian, the Tutor for Graduates, the Dean of Degrees (presentation of candidates for matriculation and degrees, the Secretary of Governing Body and the Secretary for Alumni (Statute VII).

The Standing Committees that report to Governing Body under the provisions of By-Law VIII are:

The Finance Committee, the membership and terms of reference of which are described in Statute VIII, Statute IX and By-Law VIII. The other Standing Committees have membership and term of reference arrangements described in  By-Law VIII are; the Nominating Committee, the Academic Policy Committee, the Fellowships Committee, the Visiting Fellowships Committee, the Domestic Committee (functions discharged by the Student Liaison Committee), the Dispensations Committee, the Strategy Committee, the Computing Committee (see By-Law XI.22), the Alumni Committee, the Safety Committee, the Kobe Institute Committee, the Student Liaison Committee and the Development Committee.

The other committees which have membership and terms of reference arrangements described in By-Law VIII are:

The Development Council, the Garden Committee, the Library Committee, the Wine Committee, the Statutes Committee and the Archive Committee.

The membership and terms of reference of the Accommodation and Senior Common Room Committees are described in By-Law X.

Governing Body has approved the establishment of a committee to consider matters relating to equality and diversity, the Equality Committee. Details of the work of this Committee can be found on the equality and diversity pages of the College website.

Decisions are made in the context of intercollegiate policy decisions agreed amongst the Conference of Colleges and of the overall structure of the University of Oxford

The College's Annual Accounts record financial and strategic decisions.

What we spend and how we spend it

The College’s audited annual accounts  provide information on the College’s sources of funding and income, such as tuition fees, endowment, rents and investment income. The accounts also include the College’s annual report on finances and the report of external auditors.

Details of the pay and conditions of service of teaching staff can be found at:
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/

Details of conditions of service of support staff can be found at the Employment Handbook for Support Staff

Details of fees and charges can be found on the Finance section of the website

The cost study for postgraduate students is described at:
http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/fees_and_funding/index.html

Who we are and what we do

The legal and corporate status of St Catherine’s College is that of a college in the University of Oxford established by a Royal Charter dated 1 October 1963. You can learn more about the College's history on this website.

The College’s primary object under the Charter is, “ to advance learning, education and research in the arts and the sciences”. St Catherine’s College is a registered charity (registered charity number 1143817) under the provisions of the Charity Act 2011.

Information about undergraduate and graduate admissions is to be found on the Admissions pages of the College website. Undergraduates and postgraduates undertake courses of studies as described in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Prospectuses of the University of Oxford.

The College functions under Statutes, By-Laws and Regulations made under the authority granted by the Charter to the College. The Governing Body is responsible for “the government of the College as a place of learning, education and research” (Statutes).

The Master is the Head of the College, exercising “a general supervision over the affairs and management of the College and over the discipline and well-being of its student members” (Statute IV.1).

The other Officers of the College, who are Fellows, are: the Vice Master, the Dean (discipline and well-being of students), the Senior Tutor and Academic Registrar (academic standards and administration), the Finance and Home Bursars (finances & investments and domestic arrangements & the management of non-academic staff), the Tutor for Admissions, the Librarian, the Tutor for Graduates, the Dean of Degrees (presentation of candidates for matriculation and degrees), the Secretary of Governing Body and the Secretary for Alumni (Statutes).

Standing Committees report to Governing Body under the provisions of By-Law VIII.

The Finance Committee, the membership and terms of reference of which are described in Statute VIII, Statute IX and By-Law VIII. The other Standing Committees have membership and terms of reference arrangements described in By-Law VIII are; the Nominating Committee, the Academic Policy Committee, the Fellowships Committee, the Visiting Fellowships Committee, the Domestic Committee (functions now discharged by the Student Liaison Committee), the Dispensations Committee, the Strategy Committee, the Computing Committee (see By-Law XI), the Alumni Committee, the Safety Committee, the Kobe Institute Committee, the Student Liaison Committee and the Development Committee.

The other committees which have membership and terms of reference arrangements described in By-Law VIII are:

The Development Council, the Garden Committee, the Library Committee, the Wine Committee, the Statutes Committee and the Archive Committee.

The membership and terms of reference of the Accommodation and Senior Common Room Committees are described in By-Law X.

Governing Body has approved the establishment of a committee to consider matters relating to equality and diversity, the Equality Committee. Details of the work of this Committee can be found on the equality and diversity pages of the College website.

The College’s address is Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ. The location of the College and a ground plan can be found at Map and Directions. The names and contact details for College Officers can be found in the Regulations.

Student members of St Catherine’s College are members of either the Junior Common Room (undergraduates) or the Middle Common Room (graduates). The constitutions of these two Common Rooms, approved by the Governing Body, can be found on their respective website.

A Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech has been approved by Governing Body as required under the Education Act 1986.

Services provided to students are described in the Current Students pages on this website.

Information about the research undertaken by individual Fellows, Tutors and lecturers is available in the Academic Staff section of the website.

Information about alumni services and fundraising is available on the Alumni and Development pages of the website.

Information about the residential and non-residential conference activities of the College can be found on the Conferences pages of the website.

The College has two wholly owned subsidiary companies: St Catherine’s College Management Limited, which handles the College’s conference and facilities hire activities, and St Catherine’s College Development Limited, which acts for the College in terms of its building developments.

Fine Art

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine's has a strong tradition of interest in art and design, natural concerns in the context of world famous and award-winning buildings designed in 1960 by Arne Jacobsen and more recently by Stephen Hodder. The classical rigour of Jacobsen's façade is offset by a sculpture by Barbara Hepworth; and Jacobsen's imposing College hall is lent colour and warmth by tapestries designed by Tom Phillips, a Royal Academician who is a former St Catherine's student. In 2005-6 Tom Phillips was Slade Professor of Art in the University of Oxford.

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

The following publication scheme is for St Catherine’s College in the University of Oxford.
 
It follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from January 2009. It sets out what information the College publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge will be made for it.

The Home Bursar is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College.

The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of college activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness in general.
 
Through the scheme, the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities, while at the same time recognising that there are exemptions within the Act.

In accordance with the Information Commissioner's guidance for higher education institutions our publication scheme sets out the following classes of information. 

You can find out more by following the links.

1    Who we are and what we do: organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.

2    What we spend and how we spend it: financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

3    How we make decisions: decision making processes and records of decisions.

4    What our priorities are and how we are doing: strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

5    Our policies and procedures: current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

6    Lists and registers: Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority. Copiers of relevant lists and registers can be obtained by application from the bursar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

7    The services we offer: information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.

It is important to us that this Publication Scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how the scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments, or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to:

The Home Bursar,
St Catherine’s College,
Oxford OX1 3UJ

or

bursar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

The College reserves the right to make a charge for printed copies of some documents available on the website to cover administrative costs. 

Information which falls into the following categories is not published as part of the scheme:
 

  • the College does not hold the information;
  • the information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute;
  • the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible;
  • it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release. 

 

Responsibility for the scheme

The person responsible for maintaining and managing the scheme is:

The Home Bursar,
St Catherine’s College,
Oxford OX1 3UJ
 

Copyright

The copyright in this publication scheme and its contents is reserved to St Catherine’s College. 
 

Complaints

If you have any comments about this scheme or are not satisfied that information is being published in accordance with this scheme, you should contact the Home Bursar in the first instance. If you are still dissatisfied please write to the Master, St Catherine’s College, Oxford OX1 3UJ,  who will arrange for the matter to be reviewed internally.

If, after the investigation of your complaint, you are still dissatisfied you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner. 

Information Commissioner,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
 

Review of the publication scheme

This guide to the information available and the operation of the scheme will be reviewed annually. 

Experimental Psychology

Why Catz?

  • Experimental Psychology is by definition a highly interdisciplinary subject, with teaching and research spanning from Social Psychology and Intergroup Conflict to Behavioural Neuroscience. Therefore, studying at a College with a large representations of students and staff across the Social Sciences and the Medical Sciences is highly advantageous.

Engineering Science

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine’s has one of the largest Engineering Science departments with around eight students each year.
  • The College is very conveniently situated within a short walk of the Department of Engineering Science, where University lectures and practicals are held.
  • St Catherine’s has one of the larger college libraries in the university, a convenient place to work as well as borrow books, open till 12pm on weekdays during term.

Number of places usually available at St Catherine's: 8

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