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Welcome from the Master

Dr Charles Tustin

Congratulations on your selection for membership of St Margaret’s College in 2021.

Since it was established in 1911, St Margaret’s has developed an enviable reputation of excellence and a welcoming home away from home.

In keeping with the College’s motto of "altiora in votis" or "set your heart on higher things”, we endeavour to provide excellent facilities, a friendly atmosphere and a caring and respectful community so that you can thrive in your studies, make wonderful friends and develop as an individual and a contributing member of society.

Given our ethos and underlying values of courtesy, consideration for others and common sense (our three Cs), it is unsurprising that the College offers a pleasant and warm social environment where Members can excel in all respects.

I foster a caring atmosphere, encourage scholastic achievement and emphasise the importance of keeping a healthy balance. I am available to Members to discuss course and career choices, and assist with study skills. A key area of my concern is to provide and facilitate pastoral care for Members and where necessary I work with various support services offered by the University, for example Student Health. I also have good links with University departments and can assist in liaising with them if Members experience difficulties.

This Members’ Handbook provides important information about the College and I encourage you to read it thoroughly before you take up residence at the College. Please do not hesitate to contact the College should you have any queries.

We very much look forward to your contribution as a valuable Member of the College in 2021. You will be part of a wonderful community comprising first-year and many senior (returning) students, the latter acting as mentors for first-year Members.

Along with all the College Staff, I warmly welcome you to St Margaret’s College.

Yours sincerely

Dr Charles Tustin