College Aims and Objectives
The mission of the College, as a secular, self governing institution committed to the highest standards of education for women from all backgrounds, is to advance education, learning and research in the University of Cambridge.
|1. To provide outstanding opportunities for women's education at both graduate and undergraduate level||Currently by maintaining a single sex student body; if in the judgment of the Governing Body this should change, the best interests of women will remain a central concern.|
|2. To ensure recruitment of talented students from whatever background||Adequate Bursary Scheme, both now and after 2006; adequate support for recruitment and schools liaison and for the admissions process. Graduate scholarships and bursaries, good graduate housing, including family accommodation.|
|3. To offer the best possible teaching and academic experience to our students while they are in Cambridge||Adequate teaching hours, strong academic guidance and pastoral support; grants for academic needs, scholarships, good staff:student ratios. Good library and IT provision and space for all. Strong support for graduate studies, including financial aid and research and travel funds.|
|4. To recruit excellent teachers and foster and develop their academic career||Salary levels and research support; IT provision; good sabbatical and other leave arrangements; sufficient and adequate rooms for teaching and research according to individual needs; career structures, appraisal, and support for academic development.|
|5. To assist young scholars to embark on academic careers, both in their own interests and for the general academic good.||Stipendiary and Non- Stipendiary Research Fellowships; attachments for British Academy Research Fellows etc.|
|6. To enhance the student experience||Good student accommodation; improved social facilities for undergraduates and graduate students (JCR and MCR); student support funds for travel and other costs and for hardship (the Rosemary Murray Fund); family accommodation for students with children, music and sports facilities; the 'Confidence Programme'.|
|7. To create a strong, vibrant, socially responsible college identity||Broader contacts for Fellows and students through Visiting Fellowships, the Environmental Centre initiative, Film Festivals, the Art Collection, Graduate Seminars, Artists in Residence etc.|
|8. To ensure the financial stability and sustainability of the College||Building up capital; making best use of physical plant and other resources|
|9. To be a good employer||Good conditions of work and pension arrangements for non-academic staff; participation in the university initiative for key staff housing in NW Cambridge.|
|10. To enhance the life and work of New Hall alumnae and keep them in touch with the College||Maintenance of database and regular communications and events; working with alumnae Year Representatives; building up of Mentor programme and assistance with professional networking. Continuation of work with the New Hall Society (Alumnae) Committee to bring Alumnae and College interests together. Improvement of Annual Giving and Legacy Programme.|
Murray Edwards College/New Hall is a Registered Charity (Registration No. 1137530).