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No 6451

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Vol cxlvii No 17

pp. 311–321



24 January, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House (see below). End of first quarter of Lent Term.

28 January, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m.

29 January, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., The Rev’d Dr Susan Durber, Minister of the United Reformed Church, Taunton and Moderator of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, formerly Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge.

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


24 January

28 January

7 February

25 February

21 February

25 March

7 March

1 April

21 March

Discussion on Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 103) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, at 2 p.m. for the discussion of:

1. Annual Report of the Council for the academical year 2015–16, dated 21 November 2016 (Reporter, 6448, 2016–17, p. 202).

2. Annual Report of the General Board to the Council for the academical year 2015–16, dated 2 November 2016 (Reporter, 6448, 2016–17, p. 215).

3. Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2016 (Reporter, 6448, 2016–17, p. 221).

4. Report of the Council, dated 9 January 2017, on the provision of additional hockey and changing facilities at the Wilberforce Road Sports Ground (Reporter, 6450, 2016–17, p. 306).

Cambridge University Assistants’ Pension Scheme

16 January 2017

Regulation 5 of the regulations for the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 149), and Rule 5 of the Scheme rules permit the rules of the Contributory Pension Scheme to be amended from time to time. Except where the amendment is required to ensure the Scheme’s continued approval by the Savings, Pensions, and Share Schemes Office of the Inland Revenue (now HM Revenue & Customs) such changes require the authority of a Grace.

Rule 5 of the rules of the CPS further provides that the University shall have the power to amend the rules of the Scheme from time to time on the recommendation of the Trustee, C. U. Pension Trustee Limited, provided that the change has the approval of two thirds of the directors of the Trustee and provided that this power of amendment shall be restricted so that there shall be no change in the main purpose of the Scheme. The proposed changes were considered and approved by the Trustee on 22 December 2016.

The changes enable a member of the CPS to remain in the CPS on promotion to a post offering eligibility to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), following a change to the USS rules and approval by USS of the CPS as an authorized pension scheme for this purpose. An explanatory note and the changes proposed are available at The current rules of the Scheme are available on the Pensions website at

The Council is submitting a Grace (Grace 1, p. 320) for the approval of the amendments to the rules of the Cambridge University Assistants’ Contributory Pension Scheme as set out at

University Composition Fees

16 January 2017

In the following Notice the Council proposes amendments to the fees for certain categories of students.

Fees in 2018–19

The Council proposes that fees for Overseas Undergraduate students admitted before 1 September 2018 increase by 5%.

The Council has already given notice that, subject to further discussion, it intends to implement an increase of 10% in 2018–19 for new entrants (Reporter, 6422, 2015–16, p. 466) but that the further discussions included the possibility of fixing the fee for the duration of the course. The Council noted that the differential with 2017 rates might be greater than 10% if the fee were fixed.

Following those further discussions, the Council proposes that Undergraduate Overseas entrants admitted on or after 1 September 2018 should pay a single annual rate of fee for the duration of their courses. If these annual fee rates are approved, the differential with 2017 rates would be greater than 10%, but followed by zero increases for the remainder of the course; the fee would be fixed for up to four years for Groups 1–4 and up to six years in total for students admitted on a Group 5 fee and progressing to the M.B. B.Chir. or Vet.M.B. Degrees.

The Council is accordingly submitting a Grace to the Regent House (Grace 2, p. 320) for the approval of the fees set out in the Schedule attached to this Notice.


Table 1: Undergraduate overseas and certain other fees in 2018–19

Home/EU Regulated fees for 2018–19 have not yet been announced. Only overseas rates can be set at present.











B.A. Degree:

Courses leading to Tripos, Preliminary, or Ordinary examinations in

Continuing students who commenced before 1 September 20181

Students who commenced on or after 1 September 20182

Group 1




Group 2




Group 3




Group 4




Group 5




Year abroad3

50% full fee

50% full fee

50% full fee

B.Th. Degree




Medical and Veterinary Degrees:

M.B., B.Chir. Degrees, Vet.M.B. Degree





  • 1Fees are liable to rise annually.

  • 2Fees will be fixed at these rates for the duration of the course.

  • 3The fee applies whether the student is studying or working abroad.

Teaching and learning software on the UIS‑managed cluster service: call for requests for 2017–18

A notice has been published on the UIS website at to all those who currently use or who are planning to use University Information Services Training Facilities or Managed Cluster Service (MCS) classrooms, including MCS computers in Departments and Colleges, to support their teaching, whether for organized courses or for other departmental or College teaching. The notice is also addressed to those desiring to use applications generally on these computers, and covers applications for all three platforms (MCS Linux, Macintoshes, and Windows). Requests for new applications and the upgrading of existing applications must be submitted using the form found at

The deadline for the submission of requests is Friday, 10 March 2017.

Accounts of the Colleges

The Registrary has received the accounts of the Colleges for the year 2015–16. The accounts are available to view on the individual College websites as follows:

Christ’s College 2015-16 v14 - FINAL.pdf

Churchill College

Clare College

Clare Hall

Corpus Christi College

Darwin College Accounts 2016 signed pdf.pdf

Downing College

Emmanuel College Accounts 2016.pdf

Fitzwilliam College College RCCA Signed Accounts 2016_web.pdf

Girton College

Gonville and Caius College

Homerton College College Annual Report and Financial Statements - 30-6-2016signed.pdf

Hughes Hall

Jesus College

King’s College

Lucy Cavendish College

Magdalene College

Murray Edwards College Edwards College Annual Report and Financial Statements Year Ended 30 June 2016.pdf

Newnham College

Pembroke College


Queens’ College

Robinson College College Accounts.pdf

St Catharine’s College Fully Signed College Accounts_636986.pdf

St Edmund’s College Accounts.pdf

St John’s College - 2015-16_Signed.pdf

Selwyn College signed accounts 2016.pdf

Sidney Sussex College

Trinity College

Trinity Hall 2016 final for web.pdf

Wolfson College