FOI: How we make decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions

Minutes from the Governing Body, Council and committee meetings

College Committees report either to the Council or to the Governing Body.

Council and Governing Body minutes are available as paper documents three months after confirmation, by contacting the Freedom of Information Officer, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF or by e-mail at

They will exclude information for which exemptions apply (for example, personal information exempt under the Data Protection Act, or commercially sensitive information exempt under the Freedom of Information Act).

A small charge will be made to cover photocopying costs. For charges see Charges which may be made for information published under this scheme.

Minutes of staff/student consultation meetings

Junior members are full members of many of the College’s committees. Members of staff attend or are full members of relevant committees.

Appointment committees and procedures

Advertisements for employment within the College, and the relevant appointment procedures may be found here.