Trinity College is one of the smaller University of Oxford colleges. The community is diverse, and welcomes students from across the globe with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. The college is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity, and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its students and staff are respected. Trinity has a dedicated Wellbeing Advisor and Welfare Representatives in both the JCR and MCR to ensure the mental and physical welfare of our students is thoroughly supported. There are a variety of societies that students can become involved with including its own student newspaper and a debating society, more detail on these can be found on the college website.
Trinity received a Silver Award in the University’s Green Impact 2020 programme – one of just give colleges to feature in this year’s list – this highlights the college’s commitment to sustainability and how environmental awareness is embedded in college life. For example, the college kitchen prioritises sourcing local and seasonal food where possible and offers a range of vegetarian and vegan menu items, using Fairtrade ingredients. There is also a focus on reducing food preparation waste. In addition, the college’s grounds and buildings – particularly the design for its new Levine Building – are being adapted to promote biodiversity and reduce the college’s environmental footprint by the use of energy-saving devices and controls, and monitoring energy use carefully. Not an easy feat considering the college comprises of buildings dating back to the fifteenth century.