Selwyn is an independent university college which broadly follows the Oxbridge model providing in-house tutorials and academic programmes in addition to accommodation, food and pastoral care. Students study, live and eat together in the same buildings, sharing learning and laughter, conversing with and challenging one another. Selwyn's extensive tutorial programme belies its smaller size. Students come to the College to make new friends and to enjoy academic success. Selwyn's food also enjoys a enviable reputation. In-house catering ensures quality of delivery, while a small kitchen means extra care and attention to detail.
The College aspires to function as a true community of scholars and as such undertakes to provide its members with a rich educational experience centred on but not limited to academic study.
Selwyn College aims to provide its members with a unique educational opportunity known as the Selwyn College Experience, based on the College’s fundamental objective of being “an inclusive academic residential community, founded on the principle of mutual care, valuing and promoting the physical and spiritual wellbeing of all of its members” (Selwyn College Statute, 2009). The College aspires to function as a true community of scholars and as such undertakes to provide its members with a rich educational experience centred on but not limited to academic study. As a community of learning Selwyn embraces UNESCO’S four pillars of learning: