Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge


1. The review jurisdiction of the Commissary is established by the Statutes of the University. These rules of procedure bind the parties in any particular case. They are subject to the provisions of Statute D, V, 6–14.

2. The Commissary will not consider applications about matters excluded under the provisions of Statute D, V, 7.

3. A member of the University submitting a matter to the Commissary must do so in writing, using the approved application form. The applicant shall send three copies of the form and of the accompanying material to the Commissary at the specified address.

4. An application for review by the Commissary shall not, without the leave of the Commissary, which will only be given in exceptional circumstances, be made later than three months after the date of the matter in respect of which review is requested.

5. The applicant must, in the application and accompanying material, make a full declaration of the material facts and circumstances, and may not introduce new material thereafter without the leave of the Commissary.

6. All material submitted in a particular case will be disclosed by the Commissary to the parties and to the person or persons nominated by the Council to make representations for the University.

7. The Commissary will refer an application (other than one rejected as vexatious, frivolous, or out of time) to any other party and to the University representative nominated by the University Council. These persons will be asked to make a written response. The Commissary will refer these responses to the applicant, who may make a written statement about them. This statement will be sent by the Commissary to the other parties and to the University representative.

8. Upon receipt of the statements referred to in rule 7 the Commissary will direct whether the matter will be dealt with on the basis of written representations or at an oral hearing. The Commissary's direction in this regard will be communicated in writing.

9. The procedure for any oral hearing will be determined by the Commissary in any particular case.

10. Any power or function of the Commissary under these rules may be exercised or discharged by a duly appointed Deputy.