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No 6370

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Vol cxlv No 14

pp. 298–316



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

19 December, Friday. Michaelmas Term ends.

5 January, Monday. Lent Term begins.

13 January, Tuesday. Full Term begins.

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

19 January, Monday. Sir Robert Rede’s Lecture at 5.30 p.m. in the Senate-House, Dr Drew Gilpin Faust, EM, President of Harvard University.

Discussions at 2 p.m.


3 February

24 January, Saturday at 2 p.m.

17 February

21 February, Saturday at 2 p.m.

3 March

21 March, Saturday at 11 a.m.

17 March

28 March, Saturday at 11 a.m.

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 111) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House, on Tuesday, 20 January 2015, at 2 p.m. for the discussion of:

1. Annual Report of the Council for the academical year 2013–14, dated 24 November 2014 (Reporter, 6368, 2014–15, p. 226)

2. Annual Report of the General Board to the Council for the academical year 2013–14, dated 5 November 2014 (Reporter, 6368, 2014–15, p. 236)

3. Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2014 (Reporter, 6368, 2014–15, p. 241).

An early version of the Reporter incorrectly stated that the Discussion on 20 January 2015 was cancelled.

Council and Board of Scrutiny: Notice of a Bye-election

17 December 2014

The following provides information about bye-elections to fill vacancies on the Council and the Board of Scrutiny to the same timetable, as set out below.


The Vice-Chancellor gives notice of an election of a member of the Council in class (c) (member of the Regent House) to serve with immediate effect until 31 December 2018 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 65).

The Council is the principal executive and policy-making body of the University. It has general responsibility for the administration of the University, for defining its mission, for the planning of its work, and for the management of its resources. The Council deals with relations between the University and the Colleges, and conducts negotiations with outside bodies on many matters (other than those relating directly to the educational and research programmes of the University, which are dealt with on its behalf by the General Board of the Faculties). It is responsible for the appointment or nomination of certain members of internal and external bodies, and for many student matters (excluding the selection of entrants, which is a College concern). Further information about the Council can be found in Statute A IV and is available to members of the University on the Council website ( and questions about its work can be addressed to the Registrary by emailing

Board of Scrutiny

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice of an election of two members of the Board of Scrutiny in class (c)(ii) (members of the Regent House) to serve with immediate effect until 30 September 2017 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 121).

The Board of Scrutiny scrutinizes on behalf of the Regent House the Annual Report of the Council, the abstract of the accounts of the University, the allocations Report of the Council required by Statute F I 1(b), and any other Report of the Council proposing allocations from the Chest. Further information about the Board of Scrutiny can be found in Statute A VII, on the Board’s website (, and obtained from Dr Mike Franklin (email, Chair of the Board.

Under the provisions of Statute A VII 4 no person may be a member of the Board of Scrutiny who is a member of the Council, the General Board, or the Finance Committee of the Council, or who holds any of the University offices of Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University Advocate, Deputy University Advocate, Registrary, Assistant Registrary, or Secretary of a School. The Ordinances for the Board (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 121) further exclude Directors and Deputy Directors in the University Offices (Unified Administrative Service) and Assistant Treasurers.

Nominations and election timetable

The nomination and ballot timetable for the elections is governed by Regulations 1–7 and 15 of the regulations for the Election of Members of the Council (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 118).

In order to be eligible, a candidate must be nominated on a paper sent to the Vice-Chancellor at the Old Schools so as to reach him not later than 12 noon on Friday, 16 January 2015. The paper must contain (a) a statement signed by two members of the Regent House, nominating the candidate for election and (b) a statement signed by the candidate certifying that he or she consents to be so nominated. The candidate should also submit a curriculum vitae by the same date (see below).

The Vice-Chancellor would be obliged if nominations could be delivered to the Registrary in the Old Schools during office hours. Envelopes should be clearly marked as Nomination papers. Nomination papers may also be faxed to 01223 332332 or scanned (showing signatures) and sent by email to Nominations will be published as they are received. The complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Wednesday, 21 January.

Each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than 12  noon on Friday, 16 January, a statement of her or his curriculum vitae for distribution to members of the Regent House with the voting papers. It is suggested that such a statement should be of not more than 500 words in length, and that it should cover the following points:

– the candidate’s present position in the University

– previous posts held, whether in Cambridge or in other universities, or outside the university system, with dates

– a note of the candidate’s particular interests within the field of University business.

If there is an election, it will be conducted by ballot under the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Online voting will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, 26 January and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February. Hard-copy voting papers will be distributed not later than Monday, 26 January to those who have opted before 12 December 2014 to continue to receive them; the last date for the return of voting papers will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February.

Equal Pay Review, 2014

The University of Cambridge is committed to the principle of equal pay for work of equal value or work rated equivalent for all employees. The University aims to ensure its pay system is fair and just and that any gender bias is eliminated.

The first equal pay audit was commissioned by the University to take place in 2008 as part of the proposals in the Second Joint Report of the Council and the General Board on new pay and grading arrangements for non-clinical staff (Reporter, 6002, 2004–05, p. 745). The group overseeing the content of the audit is the Equal Pay Review Group, comprising members of the Human Resources Division, Trade Union representatives, and representatives from University Schools and Departments.

The Review Group’s first three reports were published on an annual cycle, on 18 February 2009 (Reporter, 6141, 2008–09, p. 510), 21 April 2010 (Reporter, 6185, 2009–10, p. 688), and 15 December 2010 (Reporter, 6208, 2010–11, p. 318). Subsequently, the University agreed to publish an Equal Pay Review on a biennial cycle the first of which was published on 28 November 2012 (Reporter, 6287, 2012–13, p. 151), and can be found on the HR Division website at:

The Equal Pay Review 2014 (Appendices A–G) brings together the following pay data as at 31 July 2014:

gender representation and average salaries1 (basic pay and total pay by grade, staff category, and working hours)

salaries paid to new employees

market supplements, market pay, and advanced contribution supplements

other pensionable and non-pensionable payments for the twelve months ending 31 July 2014, and contribution payments for assistant and academic-related staff in grades 1–11.

The appendices include median2 and inter-quartile ranges3 where appropriate, in order to provide further insight into potential gender pay issues and for benchmarking purposes. The commentary in Appendix A primarily refers to the mean pay gap, but reference is made to the median where appropriate.

This report examines the impact of the above by gender and highlights differences and pay gaps including market comparisons. It also comments on progress made on matters of concern raised in previous equal pay reviews including the equal pay Key Performance Indicators which highlight key themes in equal pay at the University of Cambridge.

Equal Pay Review, 2014 (with Appendix F2 and Appendix E1 amended*)

[*Please note: Appendix F2 in the Equal Pay Review 2014 pdf above has been amended to correct an error in labelling the gender identifiers (M and F) by Grade. In the original published report these were correct until Grade 7 where both identifiers were incorrectly labelled F (F F). Grades 8–12 and the Overall column had been incorrectly transposed and were reading M then F instead of F then M. The underlying data remains unchanged, the error lying only with the labelling. Appendix E1 in the Equal Pay Review 2014 pdf has also been amended to correct an error whereby the chart for Appendix E2 had been published at both Appendix E1 and Appendix E2 .It is recommended that the new version of this report is downloaded and the original discarded.]


  • 1Average (mean) salary is the sum of each single salary spine point value (or total pay if appropriate) divided by the number of instances. 

  • 2The median salary is the middle value of all single salary spine point values (or total pay if appropriate) when placed in lowest to highest order.

  • 3The inter-quartile range is the difference between the upper quartile (i.e. the value of all payments three quarters of the way from lowest to highest) and the lower quartile (i.e. the value of all payments one quarter of the way from lowest to highest).

Annual Reports

The following Annual Reports have been received by the Council or the General Board during the Michaelmas Term 2014 and are available on the websites indicated:

Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute 2014 Prospectus / Annual Report 2013

Health and Safety Executive Annual Report 2013

West and North West Cambridge Estates Syndicate Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2014