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No 6251

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Vol cxlii No 16

pp. 382–399



21 January, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m. (see p. 398).

24 January, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House (see below). End of first quarter of Lent Term.

5 February, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Professor M. W. Dube, of the University of Botswana.

Discussions at 2 p.m.


24 January

21 January, Saturday at 2 p.m.

7 February

18 February, Saturday at 2 p.m.

21 February

21 March, Wednesday (Installation of the Chancellor)

6 March

24 March, Saturday at 10 a.m.

20 March

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 107) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House, on Tuesday, 24 January, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Annual Report of the Council for the academical year 2010–11, dated 21 November 2011 (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 216).

2. Annual Report of the General Board to the Council for the academical year 2010–11, dated 2 November 2011 (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 222).

3. Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2011 (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 227).

4. Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 28 November 2011 and 2 November 2011, on the provision of sites and buildings regulations (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 269).

5. Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 12 December 2011 and 30 November 2011, on a retirement policy for University staff (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 347).

6. Report of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine, dated 28 November 2011, on the M.D. Degree (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 314).

The Reports published in this issue will be discussed on 7 Febuary 2012.

Notice of a benefaction

11 January 2012

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has received with gratitude a generous benefaction of £2m from the Schroder Foundation to further support the Schröder Professorship of German and the study of German in the University. Trinity College has agreed that £1m from the sums donated by the College in support of the Schools of Arts and Humanities and the Humanities and Social Sciences, as announced in the Vice-Chancellor’s Notice of 17 July 2006 (Reporter, 2005–06, p. 834), should be allocated to support this Professorship.

The Council, on the recommendation of the General Board, is submitting a Grace to revise the regulations for the Professorship (Grace 4, p. 396) to take account of this further donation.

Sir Robert Rede’s Lecture: Further Notice

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the title of the 2012 Rede Lecture to be delivered by Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, CAI, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, will be The purpose of the university: knowledge and human wellbeing in the modern economy.

Lord Turner will lecture in the Senate-House at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 February 2012. Senior members of the University attending the Lecture should wear gowns. There will be a Reception in the University Combination Room following the Lecture.

University salaries and stipends: Notice

16 January 2012

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) have proposed a pay settlement from 1 August 2011 which provides for a consolidated increase of £150 to the salaries of non-clinical academic and academic-related staff, and assistant staff.

The Council and the General Board have agreed that an increase on the basis set out above should be made in all relevant stipends and salaries with effect from 1 August 2011.

The stipends and salaries of certain University staff require the approval of the Regent House. The Council is accordingly submitting a Grace (Grace 2, p. 396) to the Regent House for the approval of an increase of £150 to these stipends and salaries. An updated Cambridge general stipend and salary scale showing the proposed new stipends and salaries for each grade is included in this Notice. This indicates those points which are the 51 points of the national single spine and those points, above and below, which are extensions to the spine in Cambridge. Changes will also be applied to those associated payments directly linked to a single spine stipend/salary point.

Subject to the approval of this Grace, the corresponding increases will be implemented in the stipends of those offices which do not require the approval of the University as well as in the salaries of analogous unestablished staff. In the case of contract research staff and other staff supported on non-central funds, payment of the increase will be conditional on funds being available to meet the cost of the increase from the relevant funding source.

It is expected that, if the Grace is approved, the increases will be paid to staff in the February 2012 payroll, together with the arrears from 1 August 2011.


University of Cambridge: Single Salary Spine as at 1 August 2011

Download a PDF version of the Single Salary Spine as at 1 August 2011

Notes to the table

Note 1:

An asterisk (*) denotes a contribution point and progress through these is awarded on merit.

Note 2:

Grade T is for staff who are studying for an approved qualification or undergoing ‘in-service’ training.

Note 3:

Training grade steps 1 to 5 not in use with effect from 1 January 2006.

Note 4:

University Lecturers (ULs) and University Senior Lecturers (USLs) will be appointed to grades 9 and 10 respectively.

ULs may progress through service points 1–9 of grade 9.

USLs may progress through service points 1–3 of grade 10.

Readers will only be appointed to point 2 in grade 11 (point 63).

Research Associates and Senior Research Associates will be appointed to grades 7 and 9 respectively.

Research Assistants are appointed to Grade 5.

The contribution points in grades 9, 10, and 11 do not apply to ULs, USLs, and Readers; they apply to academic-related staff.

The professorial minimum will be point 68 in grade 12.

Note 5:

For academic staff other than Professors, contribution will be recognized through the promotions procedure as now and not by use of contribution points.

Note 6:

Academic-related professorial-equivalent staff will be appointed on the contribution bands on grade 12 according to the HERA points boundaries for each level.

Note 7:

Specific arrangements will apply to progression in service-related points on some grades in compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding.

Note 8:

Incremental progression through the service related points occurs on the incremental date which will normally be on the anniversary of appointment or 1 April, 1 July, or 1 October respectively for staff engaged on terms and conditions for Manual, Clerical/Secretarial, and Technical Division appointments.