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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 11 June 2008

The Council submits 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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 109), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 20 June 2008.

1. That a Sidney Allen Prize be established in the University to be governed by the following regulations:1

Sidney Allen Prize

1. The sum of £2,500 given to the University under Gift Aid arrangements by Professor P. H. Matthews, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, in memory of Professor W. Sidney Allen, formerly Professor of Comparative Philology, shall form a fund, the income of which shall be used to provide a prize called the Sidney Allen Prize. The Prize shall be awarded for distinction in Linguistics, where Linguistics is understood to include the study of language in general, and the study of the history and structure of specific languages or families of languages.

2. The Prize shall be awarded annually by, jointly, the Chairman of Examiners for the Linguistics Tripos, and the Chairman of Examiners for Part II of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, for a distinguished overall performance in Linguistics by a candidate who is in her or his final year of study for the Linguistics Tripos or the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos.

3. To be eligible for consideration for the Prize a candidate shall have offered in her or his final year of study at least three papers available in the Linguistics Tripos or the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos relating to the study of language in general, or the study of the history and structure of specific languages or families of languages. The Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages shall announce from time to time the papers in the Triposes designated as meeting the requirements for the Prize.

4. The value of the Prize shall be determined by the Examiners.

5. If in any year the Prize is not awarded, the income for that year shall be added to the capital of the Fund.

2. That the Annual Report of the Council for the academical year 2006-07 (Reporter, p. 303) be approved.2

3. That the recommendations in paragraph 4 of the Report of the Council, dated 17 March 2008, on the sale of premises in Trumpington Street and Fitzwillliam Street (Reporter, p. 616) be approved.3

4. That the regulations for Cambridge University Students Union be amended as follows:4

Regulation 2 (Objects of the Union).

By amending the regulation to read:

2. The constitution of Cambridge University Students Union shall provide for the objects of the Union to be:

 (i) to advance the education of its members;
 (ii) to provide, in the interests of the social welfare of its members, facilities for recreation or other leisure-time activity, being facilities:
  (a) that will improve their conditions of life by enabling and assisting them to participate in the intellectual, social, and other activities of or connected with the University; or
  (b) of which they have need by reason of their being students;
 (iii) to promote equal opportunity for access to Cambridge and its affiliated institutions for all applicants, and furthermore to encourage access to the University for applicants from backgrounds under-represented in the University;
 (iv) in furtherance of the objects specified above, to act as a channel of communication between its members and Cambridge University and other bodies.

5. That the following regulation be approved:5

THE COUNCIL

Review of Decisions of the Applications Committee

The Council shall establish a procedure for the review of decisions taken by it in respect of individuals in exercise of its powers under Statute B, III, 9 (allowances of terms) and in exercise of its powers under the regulations for allowances to candidates for examinations (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 218). No person who applies for review under the procedure so established shall be entitled to apply also for review of the same matter under the procedure for determining complaints by members of the University in statu pupillari established under the regulation for complaints by students (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 209).

6. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the regulations for Schools and Councils of the Schools be amended, with effect from 1 October 2008, as follows:6

General Regulations

By inserting a new provision so as to read:

(d)One undergraduate student member and one graduate student member of the Council of a School shall be elected by the student representatives of the constituent Faculty Boards, Syndicates, or other Boards or Committees of Management in each School. The student members of each Council shall be elected by ballot in each academical year at a meeting of the student representatives to be held not later than the division of the Lent Term to serve until the date of the election in the following Lent Term, or until such earlier date as they may, under the provisions of Statute C, IV, 2, cease to qualify for membership of the constituent institution. The procedure for the election shall be that prescribed in Regulations 5-7 and 9-10 of the regulations for election of student members of Faculty Boards and other bodies, except that the returning officer shall be the Head of the School or a member of the Regent House appointed by the Council of the School.

School of Arts and Humanities

Regulation 2.

By inserting the following two new classes of membership:

(c)one person elected from among their number by the undergraduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School;
(d)one person elected from among their number by the graduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School.

Regulation 3.

By amending the requirement for a quorum so as to read 'five of the members in classes (a) and (b)'.

Regulation 6.

By inserting the new regulation so as to read:

6. The provisions of Statute K, 20 concerning reserved business shall apply to any member of the Council of the School in class (c) or (d) who is not in statu pupillari as if he or she were a person in statu pupillari.

School of the Biological Sciences

Regulation 2.

By inserting the following two new classes of membership:

(f)one person elected from among their number by the undergraduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School;
(g)one person elected from among their number by the graduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School.

Regulation 3.

By amending the requirement for a quorum so as to read 'five of the members in classes (a)-(e)'.

Regulation 6.

By inserting the new regulation so as to read:

6. The provisions of Statute K, 20 concerning reserved business shall apply to any member of the Council of the School in class (f) or (g) who is not in statu pupillari as if he or she were a person in statu pupillari.

School of Clinical Medicine

Regulation 4.

By amending the requirement for a quorum so as to read 'five of the members of the Faculty Board in classes (a)-(e)'.

Regulation 6.

By inserting the new regulation so as to read:

6. The provisions of Statute K, 20 concerning reserved business shall apply to any member of the Faculty Board in class (f) who is not in statu pupillari as if he or she were a person in statu pupillari.

School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Regulation 2.

By inserting the following two new classes of membership:

(d)one person elected from among their number by the undergraduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School;
(e)one person elected from among their number by the graduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School.

Regulation 3.

By amending the requirement for a quorum so as to read 'five of the members in classes (a)-(c)'.

Regulation 6.

By inserting the new regulation so as to read:

6. The provisions of Statute K, 20 concerning reserved business shall apply to any member of the Council of the School in class (d) or (e) who is not in statu pupillari as if he or she were a person in statu pupillari.

School of the Physical Sciences

Regulation 2.

By inserting the following two new classes of membership:

(e)one person elected from among their number by the undergraduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School;
(f)one person elected from among their number by the graduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School.

Regulation 3.

By amending the requirement for a quorum so as to read 'five of the members in classes (a)-(d)'.

Regulation 6.

By inserting the new regulation so as to read

6. The provisions of Statute K, 20 concerning reserved business shall apply to any member of the Council of the School in class (e) or (f) who is not in statu pupillari as if he or she were a person in statu pupillari.

School of Technology

Regulation 2.

By inserting the following two new classes of membership:

(e)one person elected from among their number by the undergraduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School;
(f)one person elected from among their number by the graduate student representatives of the constituent institutions of the School.

Regulation 3.

By amending the requirement for a quorum so as to read 'five of the members in classes (a)-(d)'.

Regulation 6.

By inserting the new regulation so as to read:

6. The provisions of Statute K, 20 concerning reserved business shall apply to any member of the Council of the School in class (e) or (f) who is not in statu pupillari as if he or she were a person in statu pupillari.

1 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice, p. 850. The Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages have announced that until further notice they have designated the following papers as meeting the requirements for the Prize: Papers 1 and 3-23 of the Linguistics Tripos; Papers Ge. 11, Gr. 7, Fr. 13, It. 10, Sp. 11, Ru. 9, Li. 3-9, and CS 1-3 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, and the following papers available from Schedule D to that Tripos: Papers 11 and 12 of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos and Papers E2 and E3 of the Classical Tripos.

2 See the Council's Notice, p. 851.

3 See the Council's Notice, p. 851.

4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 191. This Grace gives University approval for the present objects of Cambridge University Students Union, which are in principle the same as those set out in the existing University regulation, but which have been amplified to provide for the Union's role in activities related to widening access.

5 The purpose of this regulation is to give formal authority for the introduction of a review procedure in relation to decisions of the Applications Committee of the Council. The proposed procedure is published in the Council's Notice (p. 852).

6 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 543. The General Board have proposed inclusion of student members on the Councils of the Schools. The Councils have been consulted and have supported the proposal.

 

J. W. NICHOLLS, Registrary

END OF THE OFFICIAL PART OF THE 'REPORTER'


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