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No 6471

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Vol cxlvii No 37

pp. 686–708



28 June, Wednesday. Scarlet Day. Congregation of the Regent House at 10 a.m. (General Admission).

29 June, Thursday. Scarlet Day. Congregation of the Regent House at 10 a.m. (General Admission).

30 June, Friday. Scarlet Day. Congregation of the Regent House at 10 a.m. (General Admission).

1 July, Saturday. Scarlet Day. Congregation of the Regent House at 10 a.m. (General Admission).

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

21 July, Friday. Congregation of the Regent House at 10 a.m.

22 July, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 10 a.m.

Discussion on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 103) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House on Tuesday, 11 July 2017, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. First-stage Report of the Council, dated 26 June 2017, on the alteration and refurbishment of two buildings on the Old Addenbrooke’s site (p. 694).

2. First-stage Report of the Council, dated 26 June 2017, on the construction of a new Shared Facilities Hub building in West Cambridge (p. 695).

3. Report of the Council, dated 26 June 2017, on a new geological collections building for the Department of Earth Sciences (p. 697).

Amending Statutes for Corpus Christi College

26 June 2017

The Vice-Chancellor begs leave to refer to his Notice of 24 May 2017 (Reporter, 6468, 2016–17, p. 564), concerning proposed amending Statutes for Corpus Christi College. He hereby gives notice that in the opinion of the Council the proposed Statutes make no alteration of any Statute which affects the University, and do not require the consent of the University; that the interests of the University are not prejudiced by them, and that the Council has resolved to take no action upon them, provided that the Council will wish to reconsider the proposed Statutes if they have not been submitted to the Privy Council by 26 June 2018.

Election to the Board of Scrutiny

20 June 2017

As no persons were nominated to serve on the Board of Scrutiny under the election timetable announced on 5 June 2017 (Reporter, 6468, 2016–17, p. 565), the Council shall be asked, in accordance with Regulation 3 of the regulations for the election of members of the Board of Scrutiny (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 112), whether it wishes to make appointments to the Board or to ask the Vice-Chancellor to arrange a further election.

Teaching Excellence Framework

22 June 2017

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has published the results of Year Two of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The University of Cambridge received a Gold award, the highest available to participating higher education providers.

Provider awards are based on performances across three established metrics and datasets. These are graduate employment (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education surveys), student retention (UK performance indicators published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency), and student satisfaction (National Students Survey). Providers’ own narratives of their educational offer and range of student support are also taken into account.

HEFCE has published the TEF panel’s statement of findings for each participating provider and the statement for the University of Cambridge is available at The University’s narrative, which was submitted as part of the assessment process, can be read at

Grants from the Colleges Fund

26 June 2017

The Council has received the following report from the Colleges Fund Committee which under Regulation 4 for the Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 1036) it now publishes to the University.

1. The amount available in the Fund for distribution in 2017 is approximately £4,408,000.

2. The Colleges Fund Committee has approved the following grants to be added to the endowment of Colleges to be paid in June 2017:


Clare Hall






Hughes Hall


Lucy Cavendish




St Edmund's






3. These grants have been calculated by taking account of the model of a standard College with a basic requirement for endowment. The figures take account of the endowment requirements of the relevant Applicant College as estimated by the Committee’s model having reference to numbers of undergraduates, full-time equivalent graduates, Fellows, and College Teaching Officers.

4. The Committee has again placed a cap on the grant made to any one College. It has limited the maximum grant to 150% of the average grant assuming that in any year nine Colleges are eligible. Five Colleges have had grants limited in this way.

5. The Colleges Fund Committee has not approved any exceptional grants in addition to the endowment-based grants listed above.