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 2017

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 2017

Complete volume (pp. i–1117)

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print version - 5.46MB

Contents of the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version (including title page, imprints, historical note, seals, and preface) - 163kb

Index to the Statutes and Ordinances

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print version - 119kb

 

Statutes

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

Statute A: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

    3–13

Statute A - 87kb

Statute B: Membership of the University and Degrees

  14–15

Statute B - 44kb

Statute C: University Offices and Employment in the University

  16–21

Statute C - 56kb

Schedule to Statute C: Academic Staff

  22–27

Statute C Schedule - 56kb

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

  28–30

Statute D - 44kb

Statute E: Trusts

  31–45

Statute E - 92kb

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

  46

Statute F - 36kb

Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations

  47–52

Statute G - 59kb

Statute J: The University Press

  53

Statute J - 37kb

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 - 68kb


Special Ordinances

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

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

  65–70

Special Ordinances under Statute A - 65kb

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

  70–71

Special Ordinances under Statute B - 40kb

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

  71–94

Special Ordinances under Statute C - 130kb

Special Ordinances under Statute D: Discipline and the University Courts

  94–99

Special Ordinances under Statute D - 62kb

Special Ordinances under Statute G: Colleges and Collegiate Foundations
 

  99

Special Ordinances under Statute G - 37kb


Ordinances

Online version

S&O Page Nos

Print version

Chapter I: The Chancellor and the Government of the University

 103–166

Chapter I - 348kb

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

 167–243

Chapter II - 410kb

Chapter III: Examinations

 244–257

Chapter III - 100kb

Chapter IV: Preliminary Examinations and Tripos Examinations

 258–437

Chapter IV - 846kb

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

 438–439

Chapter V - 42kb

Chapter VI: Graduate Students

 440–444

Chapter VI - 56kb

Chapter VII: Degrees, Diplomas, and Other Qualifications

 445–596

Chapter VII - 715kb

Chapter VIII: Schools and Councils of the Schools

 597–601

Chapter VIII - 56kb

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

 602–672

Chapter IX - 365kb

Chapter X: Institutions under the Supervision of the Council

 673–674

Chapter X - 41kb

Chapter XI: University Offices and Grants of Title

 675–762

Chapter XI - 422kb

Chapter XII: Trusts

 763–1024

Chapter XII - 1.28MB

Chapter XIII: Finance and Property

1025–1062

Chapter XIII - 377kb

Chapter XIV: Colleges

1063–1091

Chapter XIV - 131kb

Chapter XV: Institutions Recognized under Statute G I

1092

Chapter XV - 17kb

Appendix I: Procedures and Guidelines

1093–1096

Appendix I - 50kb

Previous Editions of the Statutes and Ordinances

Year: 2016 | 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.

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.