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No 6402

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Vol cxlvi No 7

pp. 101–114



8 November, Sunday. Remembrance Sunday.

9 November, Monday. Michaelmas Term divides.

10 November, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House (see below).

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


10 November

28 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

24 November

8 December

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 107) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House on Tuesday, 10 November 2015, at 2 p.m. for the discussion of:

1. Second-stage Report of the Council, dated 27 October 2015, on the construction of a Chemistry of Health Centre for the Department of Chemistry (Reporter, 6401, 2015–16, p. 71).

Elections to the Nominating Committee for External Members of the Council and to the Board of Scrutiny

2 November 2015

The University is reminded that nominations for the election of members to the following bodies must be received by 12 noon on Friday, 13 November 2015:

Nominating Committee for External Members of the Council

(i)two members in class (c) (members elected by the Regent House from among those who at the time of election are current members of Council in classes (a), (b), and (c)), one to serve for four years from 1 October 2015 and one, to fill a casual vacancy, to serve with immediate effect until 30 September 2017;

(ii)one member in class (d) (members of the Senate elected by the Regent House), to serve for four years from 1 October 2015.

Board of Scrutiny

(a)two vacancies in class (c)(ii) (members of the Regent House), to serve for four years from 1 October 2015;

(b)one casual vacancy in class (c)(i), for one person who has been a member of the Regent House for not more than ten years on 1 October 2016, to serve with immediate effect until 1 October 2017.

Details on the nomination process and ballot timetable were published in the Notice of 7 October 2015 (Reporter, 6398, 2015–16, p. 25).

Election of a member of the Council’s Finance Committee in class (b)

2 November 2015

A vacancy will arise on the Council’s Finance Committee for a member of the Regent House, elected by representatives of the Colleges, to serve for three years from 1 January 2016.

The election is conducted in accordance with the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Voting is by postal ballot.

Nominations should be made in writing to the Head of the Registrary’s Office, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, and must include a statement by the person nominated that he or she is willing to serve on the Finance Committee. Nominations and statements should be made by 12 noon on Monday, 23 November 2015. Nominations should be supported by the signatures of two members of the Regent House.

If a ballot is necessary, papers will be dispatched by Thursday, 3 December 2015, for return by 12 noon on Monday, 14 December 2015.

Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund, 2015–16

The Digital Teaching and Learning Sub-committee, formerly the Teaching and Learning Services Steering Group, is pleased to announce that the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund is available to assist with grants for the purpose of implementing innovative practice in any area of learning and teaching provision. The fund has been developed specifically to provide start-up funding for creative or exploratory projects ineligible for other sources of funding; bids should focus on new approaches or initiatives that enhance learning and teaching. The Sub-committee expects to be able to support up to ten projects in 2015–16.

Any innovative project will be considered and need not necessarily be IT-focussed; however, bids in support of developing digital learning are particularly welcome. Requests for funding primarily or solely for the purchase of equipment will not be accepted.

Application forms and examples of successful bids are available at: Note that normally grants will be between £10,000–£20,000 but exceptionally requests for smaller grants will be considered.

Successful applicants will report back to the Sub-committee within a year of funds being allocated, including evaluation of the project’s success. Projects should therefore be realistic and take these time constraints into account when submitting a bid. Successful applicants may be asked to participate in a teaching and learning best practice event in September 2016.

Application forms should be submitted to Melissa Rielly, Educational and Student Policy, Academic Division, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge (email:, by Friday, 22 January 2016.