Official Information and FOI

Oriel places a high value on satisfying the legal obligations set out by the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and the Data Protection Act (1998).

The links below have been published to provide a clear idea of the College's mission, activities, and expenditures to encourage transparency as far as reasonably possible whilst maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Freedom of Information

It is important to us that our Freedom of Information policy and the associated Publication Scheme meet 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 Information Officer, Mrs Margaret Jones, at or: The Office of the Treasurer, Oriel College, Oxford, OX1 4EW, United Kingdom.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. Oriel College is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal data. Find out more about Oriel’s Data Protection and Privacy Policies.

Who we are and what we do: Our purposes and activities

Organisational information.

What we spend and how we spend it: Our expenditures

Financial information relating to income and expenditure, and assets and liabilities.

Priorities and progress: Strategic planning

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

Decision-making: Progress, procedures and results

Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures.

Policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and Registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority (e.g. lists of registers of testing and inspection). Please contact the Information Officer at the contact details above if you require information of this nature.

COVID-19 Risk Assessments, Documentation and Notices

Oriel College COVID-19 Risk Assessment - Updated 4th May 2021 

Oriel College COVID-19 Secure Workplace Poster - June 2020

Face Covering Policy - September 2020

University of Oxford Early Alert Service Privacy Notice (Oriel College) - 1st October 2020

The College is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe place to work, study and live at all times, and particularly so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The College has undertaken a comprehensive Risk Assessment which identifies who within our community is at risk and what control measures are being introduced in order to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus. The Risk Assessment also identifies who is responsible for implementing and maintaining the control measures. Everyone within our community and those that visit the College all have a part to play in ensuring their own safety and that of others; Students, Academic Staff, Administrative & Support Staff, Contractors and Visitors.

Please read the Risk Assessment via the link above to better understand your responsibilities as they relate to the control measures that we are implementing and which will need to be maintained in order to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Domestic Bursar on:

Gender Pay Gap Report

All employers with 250 or more employees are required under legislation to report on their Gender Pay Gap. Oriel College has fewer than 250 employees; however we have taken the decision to voluntarily report this information. You can find the latest Gender Pay Gap reports for the College here.

Other documents:

Student Handbook

Student Contract

Undergraduate Fees and Charges 

Postgraduate Fees and Charges