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.

Statutes and Ordinances 2015

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) - 178k

Index to the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version - 117k

 

Statutes

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S&O Page Nos

Print version

Statute A: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

    3–13

Statute A - 86k

Statute B: Membership of the University and Degrees

  14–15

Statute B - 39k

Statute C: University Offices and Employment in the University

  16–21

Statute C - 55k

Statute C Schedule: Academic Staff

  22–27

Statute C Schedule - 50k

Statute D: Discipline and the University Courts

  28–33

Statute D - 56k

Statute E: Trusts

  34–48

Statute E - 105k

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

  49

Statute F - 36k

Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations

  50–55

Statute G - 59k

Statute J: The University Press

  56

Statute J - 31k

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

 

  57–64

Acts - 67k


Special Ordinances

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S&O Page Nos

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

  67–72

Special Ordinances under Statute A - 57k

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

  72–73

Special Ordinances under Statute B - 34k

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

  73–95

Special Ordinances under Statute C - 121k

Special Ordinances under Statute D: Discipline and the University Courts

  96–101

Special Ordinances under Statute D - 56k

Special Ordinances under Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations
 

101

Special Ordinances under Statute G - 29k


Ordinances

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S&O Page Nos

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Chapter I: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

 105–166

Chapter I - 357k

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

 167–235

Chapter II - 385k

Chapter III: Examinations

 236–252

Chapter III - 110k

Chapter IV: Preliminary Examinations and Tripos Examinations

 253–408

Chapter IV - 741k

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

 409–410

Chapter V - 38k

Chapter VI: Graduate Students

 411–419

Chapter VI - 72k

Chapter VII: Degrees, Diplomas, and Other Qualifications

 420–563

Chapter VII - 726k

Chapter VIII: Schools and Councils of the Schools

 564–568

Chapter VIII - 54k

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

 569–642

Chapter IX - 389k

Chapter X: Institutions under the Supervision of the Council

 643–645

Chapter X - 40k

Chapter XI: University Offices and Grants of Title

 646–730

Chapter XI - 1381k

Chapter XII: Trusts

 731–984

Chapter XII - 1402k

Chapter XIII: Finance and Property

 985–1022

Chapter XIII - 371k

Chapter XIV: Colleges

1023–1051

Chapter XIV - 138k

Chapter XV: Institutions Recognized under Statute G I

1052

Chapter XV - 20k

Appendix I: Procedures and Guidelines

1053–1056

Appendix I - 50k

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: 2014 | 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.

Please note, 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.