The University of Oxford is planning to establish a new college after a gap of over 30 years which will be a part of the varsity's five-year growth strategy. As per the proposal of the new strategic plan, there will be 1,000 graduate rooms and a new graduate college that will be set up.
The last college built by the university was Kellogg College in the year 1990. According to the reports, the plan to set up a new college has been backed by the varsity's governing body and to set up the same it requires the approval of the Oxford’s dons and academics.
The strategic plan will also focus on increasing the intake of the students by 850 (post-graduate) a year by 2023 while for undergraduate courses, it will be increased by 200 a year.
Nick Hillman, Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute informed that Oxford does not compare itself to any other higher education institutes in the UK. The varsity compares itself to other globally recognised institutions such as that of Ivy League which have more number of graduate students than undergraduate students.
Apart from this, the strategic plan will also focus on reducing gaps in attainment by ethnic origin, gender and socio-economic background. It will also want to work on increasing the number of undergraduate placements offered to students from groups/communities who are currently marginalized and underrepresented.