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No 6290

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Vol cxliii No 13

pp. 268–281



19 December, Wednesday. Michaelmas Term ends. Last ordinary number of the Reporter in the Michaelmas Term.

5 January, Saturday. Lent Term begins.

9 January, Wednesday. First ordinary number of the Reporter in the Lent Term.

15 January, Tuesday. Full Term begins.

19 January, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m.

22 January, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House (see below).

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 22 January 2013

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, 22 January 2013, at 2 p.m. for the discussion of:

1. Second-stage Report of the Council, dated 3 December 2012, on the restructuring and rationalization of hospital facilities for the Department of Veterinary Medicine at West Cambridge (Reporter, 6288, 2012–13, p. 206).

2. Report of the General Board, dated 28 November 2012, on the establishment of two Professorships in the Faculty of Philosophy (Reporter, 6288, 2012–13, p. 207).

3. Report of the General Board, dated 28 November 2012, on the re-establishment of the Professorship of Aerothermal Technology (Reporter, 6288, 2012–13, p. 208).

4. Report of the General Board, dated 28 November 2012, on the establishment of two Readerships in Judge Business School (Reporter, 6288, 2012–13, p. 208).

5. Annual Report of the Council for the academical year 2011–12, dated 26 November 2012 (Reporter, 6289, 2012–13, p. 214).

6. Annual Report of the General Board to the Council for the academical year 2011–12, dated 28 November 2012 (Reporter, 6289, 2012–13, p. 222).

7. Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2012 (Reporter, 6289, 2012–13, p. 227).

8. Report of the Council, dated 10 December 2012, on the demolition of the former Madingley Cricket Pavilion, Madingley, Cambridgeshire (see p. 279)

Learning and Teaching Innovation Fund: Notice

The Teaching and Learning Support Services Steering Group is pleased to announce that the Learning and Teaching Innovation Fund is available to assist with grants of between £10–£20,000 for the purpose of implementing innovative practice in the University in any area of learning and teaching provision. The Steering Group expects to be able to support up to ten projects in 2012–13. Any innovative project will be considered and need not necessarily be IT-focused; however, bids in support of developing online learning are particularly welcome. Requests for funding primarily or solely for the purchase of equipment will not be accepted.

Application forms are available on the web at The closing date for applications is Monday, 4 February 2013.

University salaries and stipends: Notice

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) have proposed a pay settlement from 1 August 2012 which provides for a 1% increase in 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 2012.

The stipends and salaries of certain University staff require the approval of the Regent House. The Council is accordingly submitting a Grace (Grace 1, p. 280) to the Regent House for the approval of an increase of 1% in 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 January 2013 payroll, together with the arrears from 1 August 2012.


University of Cambridge: Single Salary Spine as at 1 August 2012

Download a PDF version of the Single Salary Spine as at 1 August 2012

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; Training steps 6 to 8 not used with effect from 1 October 2012.

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.