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 2016

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.

Statutes and Ordinances 2016

Complete volume (pp. i–1094)

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print version - 5.15MB

Contents of the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version (including title page, imprints, historical note, seals, and preface) - 158kb

Index to the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version - 114kb

 

Statutes

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

Statute A: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

    3–13

Statute A - 80kb

Statute B: Membership of the University and Degrees

  14–15

Statute B - 33kb

Statute C: University Offices and Employment in the University

  16–21

Statute C - 53kb

Schedule to Statute C: Academic Staff

  22–27

Statute C Schedule - 46kb

Statute D: Discipline, the University Courts, and Disciplinary Panels

  28–30

Statute D - 37kb

Statute E: Trusts

  31–45

Statute E - 103kb

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

  46

Statute F - 28kb

Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations

  47–52

Statute G - 55kb

Statute J: The University Press

  53

Statute J - 27kb

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

 

  54–61

Acts - 62kb


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

  65–70

Special Ordinances under Statute A - 51kb

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

  70–71

Special Ordinances under Statute B - 31kb

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

  71–94

Special Ordinances under Statute C - 121kb

Special Ordinances under Statute D: Discipline and the University Courts

  94–98

Special Ordinances under Statute D - 50kb

Special Ordinances under Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations
 

  98

Special Ordinances under Statute G - 31kb


Ordinances

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S&O Page Nos

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Chapter I: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

 101–163

Chapter I - 357kb

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

 164–228

Chapter II - 361kb

Chapter III: Examinations

 229–245

Chapter III - 107kb

Chapter IV: Preliminary Examinations and Tripos Examinations

 246–418

Chapter IV - 819kb

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

 419–420

Chapter V - 33kb

Chapter VI: Graduate Students

 421–429

Chapter VI - 71kb

Chapter VII: Degrees, Diplomas, and Other Qualifications

 430–578

Chapter VII - 754kb

Chapter VIII: Schools and Councils of the Schools

 579–583

Chapter VIII - 50kb

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

 584–654

Chapter IX - 374kb

Chapter X: Institutions under the Supervision of the Council

 655–656

Chapter X - 34kb

Chapter XI: University Offices and Grants of Title

 657–742

Chapter XI - 724kb

Chapter XII: Trusts

 743–1001

Chapter XII - 1439kb

Chapter XIII: Finance and Property

1002–1039

Chapter XIII - 367kb

Chapter XIV: Colleges

1040–1068

Chapter XIV - 134kb

Chapter XV: Institutions Recognized under Statute G I

1069

Chapter XV - 16kb

Appendix I: Procedures and Guidelines

1070–1073

Appendix I - 46kb

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: 2015 | 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.