St Hilda's College

Publication Scheme

The College's Freedom of Information Publication Scheme follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner. The purpose of the scheme is to make available to the public, as part of its normal business activities, certain basic information about the College.  We have tried to make available on this website as much of the information as possible. Printed versions of documents and web pages produced by the College are available. A fee may be charged.

Our publication scheme sets out the following classes of information:

Who we are and what we do

Information about our organisational purpose, structure, locations and contacts is available on our website.

What we spend and how we spend it

Detailed information related to our financial management, income and expenditure is published annually in our Annual Report and Financial Statements.

How we make decisions

St Hilda’s College is an eleemosynary chartered charitable corporation aggregate (meaning it is a corporation created, not for private gain or profit, but for the administration of a charitable trust or for a charitable purpose).

The Governing Body holds ultimate responsibility for all decisions of strategy, finance and administration for the College. It is chaired by the Principal and comprised of Official and Professorial Fellows, Beale Fellows and such Research and Supernumerary Fellows as may from time to time be elected under the provisions of College Statutes. Governing Body gives delegated authority for the conduct of certain aspects of business to its Standing Committees, the terms of reference for which are set out in College By-Laws.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

The College undertakes a strategic planning exercise at least every five years, and our website is regularly updated with reports of progress and achievement.

Regulations and policy documents

Academic, student, regulatory and College-wide policies are published on our website and in Staff and Student Handbooks. Policies are maintained according to principles of best practice and under the overall authority of Governing Body.

Lists and registers

The College maintains the following lists and registers:

  • Risk register
  • Register of Interests
The services we offer

Our College website provides a comprehensive source of information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.


If you find the scheme difficult to follow, 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 Bursar of the College.