Welcome to the Conference of Colleges members' area. As the work of the Conference takes place through the instrument of its different committees, much information is available for colleagues in the Colleges and in the University to consult on the pages of individual committees. Links to these pages are provided below under 'Alphabetical list of all Conference committees.'
Colleagues in College departments and in the University work together frequently to deploy initiatives and services that have an impact across the collegiate University. Several Conference committees have produced guidance for colleagues on the communication channels that are available to you for engaging with colleges, and on ways that the Conference can help you to do so most effectively.
(This section will be published soon. For further informatinon, please contact the Secretariat.)Coming soon!
View summaries and access the papers of the main committees of Conference.
View a list of links to all Conference committees, working groups, and fora.
Access a list of key documents, policies, and templates prepared for colleagues by Conference committees and working groups.
Access several helpful resources for newcomers, including information about induction sessions, the University of Oxford Welcome Service, and the Newcomers' Club.
Download the Handbook, including names and contact details of most of the college representatives serving on Conference and University committees.
View a list of the Chairs of the main committees of Conference.
View the termly meeting timetable of Conference and its main committees.
Read about the Conference's approaches to confidentiality and information security management. (This section will be published soon. For further information, please contact the Secretariat.)
Learn about the distribution lists used to circulate information to different groups of college officers and staff members within Conference. (This section will be published soon.)
Access links to college financial information published on the University website. (This section will be updated in the near future. For further information, please contact the Secretariat.)
Download a helpful list of definitions of acronyms regularly used by Conference and University committees.
Conference brings all Heads of House together twice a term in 5th and 9th Week. It is the senior decision-making body of the Conference of Colleges and has a binding vote mechanism.
Steering Committee meets five times a term with the Chair of Conference as Chair. It has 11 members, which include the Chairs of the key sub-committees of Conference.
Through the Admissions Executive, the Admissions Committee co-ordinates the efforts and initiatives of all sectors of the University concerned with admissions and access. The Committee meets in 4th Week each Full Term.
The Domestic Bursars' Committee considers and advises colleges on matters relating to internal management of non-academic business and affairs of the Colleges, including commercial business. Among its functions, the committee oversees the management of Conference Oxford and considers shared initiatives for the procurement of domestic goods and services.
The Estates Bursars' Committee meets in 6th Week of each Full Term, and is supported by a Standing Committee meeting termly. Its focus is on financial and management issues affecting colleges.
The Graduate Committee represents and discusses the interests of colleges and their students in relation to graduate studies. It meets on Tuesday of 5th week each term and is supported by a Standing Committee (SCGC) which meets in 0th week.
The Senior Tutors’ Committee has a remit across the diversity of academic matters in colleges relating to undergraduate teaching. The Committee meets in 6th week each Full Term and is supported by a Standing Committee meeting twice termly.
Visit the following links to view Standing Orders, key contacts and officers, meeting papers, and resources available from each group.
Please note that additional networks serviced by the University are also available to certain members of College staff.
Including the Admissions Executive
Including the Domestic Bursars' Executive, the five sub-committees of DBC, and sub-groups.
Including the Standing Committee of Bursars (SCOB), the three sub-committees of EBC, and sub-groups.
Including the Standing Committee of Graduate Committee (SCGC)
Including the Standing Committee of the Senior Tutors' Committee (SCSTC) and sub-groups.