Annual Review & Accounts
Goodenough College aims to organise, encourage and assist the education in England of postgraduate students from any part of the world, giving preference to those from the Commonwealth and priority to students from those nations less able to provide resources and facilities of their own.
Goodenough develops future leaders by providing a welcoming residential community for outstanding international postgraduate students and their families, irrespective of background, where mutual understanding and respect are fostered and intellectual, cultural and social interactions are nurtured.
The College's strategic goals are:
- To attract outstanding postgraduate students from a wide geographic, academic and social base.
- To transform College Members through the experience of living in a values-based community which inspires intellectual engagement and endeavour, encourages cross-cultural understanding and offers an exceptional social environment.
- To raise the College profile, internationally and within the UK, by developing key opportunities and pursuing strategic partnerships consistent with our values and ambitions.
- To sustain the College, including the Goodenough Club and The Burn, as an enduring institution which is underpinned by secure finances, a well-maintained estate and high quality staff.
- The College serves all the academic and professional institutions in London. It maintains a balance between the broad faculties of Medicine and Natural Sciences, Law, Business, Political and Social Sciences and the Arts and Humanities. It is the first option for scholars from a wide range of international schemes including Chevening, Fulbright and Marshall.
The College provides a wide public benefit. College Members return to their home nations with a broadened perspective of the world and a much expanded knowledge of the cultures and politics of many parts of the globe. This contribution to international tolerance and understanding serves an even greater purpose in today's world of political and economic uncertainty.
The College holds a varied programme of talks, concerts, seminars and conferences - most of which are open to the general public at no cost. A growing number of College Friends attend such events, as do visitors staying at the Goodenough Club. The College is open to the public as part of the London Open House Weekend scheme and the gardens are open as part of London's Garden Squares scheme. A large number of organisations and individuals use the College's facilities for their own conferences and lectures.
The College actively participates in local initiatives in collaboration with churches, community / outreach organisations and Camden Council and is always seeking new opportunities for Members of the College to get involved with the community at large. The College also led developments of Cultural Bloomsbury, a network of commercial, not for profit and cultural bodies which has further reinforced the College's role in the community, especially in the organisation of the annual Bloomsbury Festival.
Goodenough College has a governance structure which is legally and financially responsible for the management of College affairs. The principal bodies are;
- A College Advisory Council, comprising 20-50 elected and ex-officio Governors;
- A Board of 12 - 15 Governors, who are trustees of the charity and Directors of the Company.