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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 10 June 1998

The Council submit the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 113), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 19 June 1998.

1. That the regulations for University Composition Fees, as amended by Grace 1 of 13 May 1998, be further amended, with effect from 1 September 1998, as follows:1


By amending certain entries in the table so as to read:

Category Annual
Home and EC undergraduate, other than Channel Islands and Isle of Man
A Band 1 1,000 334 334 332
B Band 2 1,000 334 334 332
C Band 3 1,000 334 334 332
N Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos and
Oriental Studies Tripos, period abroad
500 167 167 166

2. That the regulations for dates of examinations and publication of class-lists be amended, with effect from 1 October 1998, as follows:

Regulation 2.

 By transferring the entry 'Management Studies Tripos' from the Tuesday before the last Sunday in May to the second Tuesday of Full Easter Term.2

3. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the regulations for payments to Examiners and Assessors, as amended by Grace 2 of 30 April 1998, be further amended, with effect from 1 October 1998, as follows:

Regulation 3.

 By amending, in the table of fees, the list of subjects under sub-paragraph (c)(i)(1) (previously numbered (c)(ii)(1)), both for Examiners and for External Examiners, so as to read:

  Animal Behaviour and Husbandry, Medical Genetics, Population Sciences, Psychology, or Veterinary Physiology.3

4. That, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Divinity, the regulations for the Wordsworth Fund and Studentships be amended as follows:4

Regulations 5-10.

 By amending the regulations so as to read:

 5. A Studentship may be held by any member of the University provided that not less than five terms have passed after his or her first term of residence, and provided also that he or she

(a) has obtained honours in at least one Honours Examination;
(b) has declared in writing to the Electors that he or she (i) intends to take, or has taken, Holy Orders in the Church of England, and (ii) if elected, will reside in the University for at least one year from the date of taking up the Studentship and will either (1) take at least one Part of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos, or the Examination in Theology for the M.Phil. Degree, or the Diploma in Theology, as the Electors may require, or (2) engage in some form of research in theology approved by the Electors.

 6. Any eligible person may apply for a Studentship provided that three terms have passed after his or her first term of residence. Each application must be accompanied by

(a) a record of the candidate's previous education;
(b) the declaration required by Regulation 5(b);
(c) a full account of the candidate's pecuniary circumstances including details of any assistance expected from other sources.

 7. The election shall be held not later than 30 September. If two or more candidates are of equal merit, the Electors shall give preference to persons who have been educated for not less than two years at Harrow School or at Winchester College.

 8. A Studentship shall be tenable for twelve months from 1 October following or next but one following the election. A Student shall be eligible for re-election, provided that no one shall hold the Studentship for more than four years in total.

 9. The value of a Studentship shall be such sum as shall be determined in each particular case by the Electors, within a range approved from time to time by the Council. In determining the value of a Studentship the Electors shall take into account the pecuniary circumstances of the holder.

 10. The emolument of a Studentship shall be paid in half-yearly instalments in advance; provided that the Electors may withhold the whole or part of the second instalment if they are not satisfied that the Student is diligently pursuing his or her studies.

1 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 156. The proposals comply with the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 1998, which were recently laid before Parliament. No information is yet available about the fees to be charged in 1998-99 for categories V-Y (undergraduate students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).
2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 207. See the General Board's Notice relating to the Management Studies Tripos, p. 731.
3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 213; see also Reporter, p. 581. These amendments are consequential on recent changes in the Second M.B. Examination and the Second Veterinary M.B. Examination.
4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 855. It is proposed (a) to extend the eligibility for the Studentship so as to include persons who have recently been ordained, as well as those preparing for ordination, and (b) to extend the maximum tenure of a Studentship from two years to four, so as to cover the full period of study for the M.Phil. and the Ph.D. Degrees. These proposals have the approval of the Archbishop of Canterbury, as required by Regulation 11 for the Fund.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 10 June 1998
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