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.

Hard copies of Statutes and Ordinances 2018

The Reprographics Centre in the Old Schools have agreed to produce copies for the University at a cost of £15 for a thermal-bound, two-volume copy. Orders, clearly stating the contact name, department or College, number of copies, and delivery address – should be sent by email to ReprographicsEnquiries@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Statutes and Ordinances 2018

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 2018

Complete volume (pp. i–1126)

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print version - 5.6 MB

Contents of the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version (including title page, imprints, historical note, seals, and preface) - 157 KB

Index to the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version - 115 KB

 

Statutes

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

Statute A: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

    3–13

Statute A - 78 KB

Statute B: Membership of the University and Degrees

  14–15

Statute B - 30 KB

Statute C: University Offices and Employment in the University

  16–21

Statute C - 53 KB

Schedule to Statute C: Academic Staff

  22–27

Statute C Schedule - 52 KB

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

  28–30

Statute D - 35 KB

Statute E: Trusts

  31–45

Statute E - 85 KB

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

  46

Statute F - 25 KB

Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations

  47–52

Statute G - 52 KB

Statute J: The University Press

  53

Statute J - 25 KB

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 - 59 KB


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 - 60 KB

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

  70–71

Special Ordinances under Statute B - 39 KB

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

  71–94

Special Ordinances under Statute C - 130 KB

Special Ordinances under Statute D: Discipline and the University Courts

  94–99

Special Ordinances under Statute D - 61 KB

Special Ordinances under Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations
 

  100

Special Ordinances under Statute G - 31 KB


Ordinances

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S&O Page Nos

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Chapter I: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

 103–165

Chapter I - 335 KB

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

 166–243

Chapter II - 419 KB

Chapter III: Examinations

 244–257

Chapter III - 88 KB

Chapter IV: Preliminary Examinations and Tripos Examinations

 258–437

Chapter IV - 859 KB

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

 438–439

Chapter V - 31 KB

Chapter VI: Graduate Students

 440–444

Chapter VI - 48 KB

Chapter VII: Degrees, Diplomas, and Other Qualifications

 445–598

Chapter VII - 735 KB

Chapter VIII: Schools and Councils of the Schools

 599–603

Chapter VIII - 46 KB

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

 604–675

Chapter IX - 378 KB

Chapter X: Institutions under the Supervision of the Council

 676–677

Chapter X - 31 KB

Chapter XI: University Offices and Grants of Title

 678–766

Chapter XI - 476 KB

Chapter XII: Trusts

 767–1032

Chapter XII - 1.32 MB

Chapter XIII: Finance and Property

1033–1070

Chapter XIII - 360kb

Chapter XIV: Colleges

1071–1099

Chapter XIV - 129kb

Chapter XV: Institutions Recognized under Statute G I

1100

Chapter XV - 15 KB

Appendix I: Procedures and Guidelines

1101–1104

Appendix I - 44 KB

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: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 |2016 | 2017

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.

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.