Statutes and Ordinances

The Statutes and Ordinances provide the constitutional framework that allows the University to govern its affairs. The Statutes contain the fundamental constitutional and governance provisions of the University and are subject to approval by Her Majesty in Council. Special Ordinances contain detailed provisions arising from the governance framework provided in the Statutes. Ordinances are detailed regulations and procedures covering all aspects of University business. Revised editions of the Statutes and Ordinances are published annually (usually in October) and previous editions, from 2008 to the present, are available below for reference. Amendments, published in the Reporter throughout the year, are also collated below on a termly basis.

In February 2014, the previous Statutes were repealed and new Statutes and Special Ordinances came into force. For ease of reference, a spreadsheet has been created to help with cross-referencing between the previous Statutes and the current Statutes and Special Ordinances: pdf version   Excel spreadsheet. Appendix II of the Report of the Council on the Technical Review of the Statutes of 28 June 2012, which contains colour-coded cross-references and explanation, may also prove useful.

Statutes and Ordinances 2014

The online version has self-contained navigation and its own contents page containing details of subsections. Links to the front pages of each chapter are provided here for convenience. Links to the corresponding sections in the pdf edition are also provided.

Contents of the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version (including title page, imprints, historical note, seals, and preface) - 174k

Index to the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version - 114k

 

Statutes

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

Statute A: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

   3–14

Statute A - 85k

Statute B: Membership of the University and Degrees

  15–16

Statute B - 33k

Statute C: University Offices and Employment in the University

  17–22

Statute C - 52k

Statute C Schedule: Academic Staff

  23–28

Statute C: Schedule - 48k

Statute D: Discipline and the University Courts

  29–31

Statute D - 38k

Statute E: Trusts

  32–46

Statute E - 85k

Statute F: Finance, Audit, Planning and Resource Allocation, Property and Buildings

  47

Statute F - 28k

Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations

  48–53

Statute G - 55k

Statute J: The University Press

  54

Statute J - 27k

Passages from Acts of Parliament relating to the University of Cambridge,
Procedure for making a Statute for a College,
Rules of Procedure made by the Commissary under Statute A IX 7

 

  55–62

Acts - 62k


Special Ordinances

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

Special Ordinances under Statute A: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

  65–71

Special Ordinances under Statute A - 58k

Special Ordinances under Statute B: Membership of the University and Degrees

  72

Special Ordinances under Statute B - 25k

Special Ordinances under Statute C: University Offices and Employment in the University

  72–100

Special Ordinances under Statute C - 120k

Special Ordinances under Statute D: Discipline and the University Courts

 101–103

Special Ordinances under Statute D - 38k

Special Ordinances under Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations
 

 103–106

Special Ordinances under Statute G - 38k


Ordinances

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

Chapter I: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

 109–179

Chapter I - 393k

Chapter II: Matriculation, Residence, Admission to Degrees, Discipline

 180–240

Chapter II - 334k

Chapter III: Examinations

 241–257

Chapter III - 108k

Chapter IV: Preliminary Examinations and Tripos Examinations

 258–443

Chapter IV - 879k

Chapter V: B.A. Degree and M.A. Degree

 444–445

Chapter V - 33k

Chapter VI: Graduate Students

 446–454

Chapter VI - 68k

Chapter VII: Degrees, Diplomas, and Other Qualifications

 455–593

Chapter VII - 697k

Chapter VIII: Schools and Councils of the Schools

 594–598

Chapter VIII - 51k

Chapter IX: Faculties, Departments, and Other Institutions under the Supervision of the General Board

 599–678

Chapter IX - 409k

Chapter X: Institutions under the Supervision of the Council

 679–681

Chapter X - 38k

Chapter XI: University Offices and Grants of Title

 682–760

Chapter XI - 759k

Chapter XII: Trusts

 761–1013

Chapter XII - 1391k

Chapter XIII: Finance and Property

1014–1051

Chapter XIII - 366k

Chapter XIV: Colleges

1052–1078

Chapter XIV - 135k

Chapter XV: Institutions Recognized under Statute G I

1079

Chapter XV - 16k

Appendix I: Procedures and Guidelines

1080–1083

Appendix I - 46k

Amendments to the Statutes and Ordinances

Amendments to the Statutes and Ordinances will be published here as they appear, on a termly basis.

Previous Editions of the Statutes and Ordinances

Year: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

The online editions of the Statutes and Ordinances from previous years are available above. Please note that these editions were published in October of the relevant year and DO NOT incorporate any amendments made during the subsequent academical year.