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No 6492

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Vol cxlviii No 16

pp. 319–352



24 January, Wednesday. End of first quarter of Lent Term.

27 January, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m. (see p. 350).

28 January, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Canon Dr Paula Gooder, Director for Mission Learning and Development, Diocese of Birmingham and Canon Theologian, Birmingham Cathedral.

13 February, Tuesday. Lent Term divides.

20 February, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House.

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


20 February

27 January

6 March

24 February

20 March

24 March

7 April

Discussion on Tuesday, 6 February 2018: Cancellation

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the Discussion announced for Tuesday, 6 February 2018 will not take place as there are no Reports ready for discussion.

Election to Council

24 January 2018

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that a bye-election is to be held to fill a casual vacancy on the Council in class (c) (members of the Regent House) under Statute A IV 2, following Dr Rogerson’s decision to step down with effect from 12 January 2018. The elected member is to serve with immediate effect until 31 December 2020.

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 is available to members of the University on the Council website ( Questions about its work can be addressed to the Registrary by emailing

The University is committed to a proactive approach to equality, which includes supporting and encouraging all under-represented groups, promoting an inclusive culture, and valuing diversity. Nominations from groups that are under-represented on the Council are welcomed.

Duties and responsibilities of Council members

Council membership offers a particularly rewarding and demanding experience. The University is both an exempt charity,1 and a corporation established by common law. As such, Council members are both charity trustees of the University and, effectively, its corporate directors. They have associated legal responsibilities and duties, and are required to promote the interests of the University and act with integrity, care, and prudence.

It is strongly recommended that those considering standing for nomination review the Handbook for Members of the Council, which sets out the Council’s primary responsibilities. Section 1 of the Handbook provides advice and guidance to members of Council on their legal and other responsibilities. The Handbook is available to members of the University to download from the bottom of the Council web page at Potential nominees might also wish to familiarize themselves with the key aspects of the University’s Statutes and Ordinances (, the most recent Budget and Allocations Report (, and the Annual Reports and Financial Statements (

Further useful information is provided by HEFCE (, and the Charity Commission ( This information includes details of the extent of a charity trustee’s personal liability. Instances of personal liability are rare and unlikely to occur, providing trustees act honestly, prudently, in good faith, and in the best interests of the University, and in compliance with legislation and the University’s governing documents. Nonetheless, it is important for nominees to recognize and accept the obligations that Council membership would confer upon them.

Nomination procedure and election timetable

In order to be eligible, a candidate for election must be nominated on a paper sent to the Vice-Chancellor at the Old Schools so as to be received not later than 12 noon on Friday, 9 February 2018. The nomination paper must contain (a) a statement signed by two members of the Regent House, nominating the candidate for election and specifying the class in which he or she is nominated, and (b) a statement signed by the candidate certifying that he or she consents to be so nominated. Forms to facilitate the nomination process are available on the governance website (see The candidate is also required to provide a statement of her or his curriculum vitae by the same date (see below). The Council has agreed to make known its view that two periods of four years should normally be regarded as the maximum length of continuous service for elected members of the Council.

The Vice-Chancellor would be obliged if nominations could be delivered to the Registrary in the Old Schools during office hours. Nominations will be published on the Senate-House Noticeboard as they are received; the complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

In accordance with the regulations governing the election (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 112), each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than 12 noon on Friday, 9 February 2018, 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;

the candidate’s reasons for standing for election, and the experience and skills they would bring to the role;

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

If the election is contested, it will be conducted by ballot under the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Online voting will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, 19 February 2018 and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March 2018. Hard-copy voting papers and supporting materials will be distributed not later than Monday, 19 February 2018 to those who opted by 2 November 2017 to vote on paper; the last date for the return of voting papers will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March 2018.


  • 1The University has charitable status but is exempt from the statutory requirement which otherwise obliges a charity to register with the Charity Commission. HEFCE is the principal regulator of the University as regards its compliance with its legal obligations in exercising control and management of its administration as a charity. 

Statistical information: Staff grades, additional payments, and market supplements

22 January 2018

Grace 9 associated with 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) provides for the Council to publish at least annually (i) anonymized statistical information about the number of non-clinical staff on each step of the single spine, for the institution as a whole and by School (or equivalent), according to staff category, grade, and gender; and (ii) anonymized information by School (or equivalent), according to staff category, grade, and gender, of additional payments made under the regulations for payments additional to stipend, but excluding payments for clinical responsibility.

Accordingly the Council now publishes information for 2016–17 showing in the tables below the payments that have been made. All data is as at 31 July 2017.

(i) Non-clinical staff on each step of the single spine

Tables 1–9 show the number of non-clinical staff on each step of the single spine by grade and gender for (a) academic including research staff and (b) academic-related and assistant staff. Table 1 shows the data for the institution as a whole; Tables 2–9 show the data by School (or equivalent). In each table contribution points on the single spine are shaded.

(ii) Payments additional to stipend

The data on which the tables in this section draw do not include clinical payments, and Investment Office staff, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Heads of School payments (as these are included in the basic pay for those roles).

Table 10(a) shows total staff in receipt of a pensionable or non-pensionable payment made under the regulations for payments additional to stipend for each School (or equivalent) including a gender breakdown.

Tables 10(b) and (c) show, respectively, the pensionable and non-pensionable payments made by payment type, under the regulations for payments additional to stipend, across the University as a whole including a gender breakdown.

Tables 10(d) and (e) show, respectively, the pensionable and non-pensionable payments grouped by payment type, under the regulations for payments additional to stipend, across each School (or equivalent) including gender breakdown.

It should be noted that the data published in Tables 10(a)–(e) have been anonymized to protect individuals from potential identification in accordance with data protection principles.

      Tables 12(a) and (b) show total staff in receipt of a bonus payment by (a) percentage of basic salary, and (b) bonus range; the tables show grade and staff category across each School (or equivalent) including gender breakdown.

Market pay and advanced contribution supplements

Grace 7 associated with the Second Joint Report (Reporter, 6002, 2004–05, p. 745) provides for the Council to publish anonymized statistical information on all awards of market supplements (now market pay and advanced contribution supplements) at least annually by staff category, grade, gender, and School (or equivalent). Accordingly, the Council publishes below information for 2016–17 on market pay awards and advanced contribution supplements.

      Table 11(a) shows the total number of staff in receipt of market pay awards.

      Table 11(b) shows the total number of staff in receipt of advanced contribution supplements.

      Table 11(c) shows the number of staff newly awarded market pay in 2016–17.

      Table 11(d) shows the number of staff newly awarded advanced contribution supplements in 2016–17.


Statistical information about staff pay and grading as at 31 July 2017: Tables

Accounts of the Colleges

The Registrary has received the accounts of the Colleges for the year 2016–17. The accounts are available to view on the individual College websites as follows:

Christ’s College 2016-17 FINAL.pdf

Churchill College

Clare College

Clare Hall

Corpus Christi College

Darwin College College Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17.pdf

Downing College

Emmanuel College Accounts 31st July 17.pdf

Fitzwilliam College Signed Accounts 2017.pdf

Girton College

Gonville and Caius College Signed Full Accounts_865716.pdf

Homerton College College Annual Report and Financial Statements 30 June 2017_1.pdf

Hughes Hall

Jesus College Report %26 Accounts 2017.pdf

King’s College

Lucy Cavendish College

Magdalene College

Murray Edwards College Edwards College Annual Report and Financial Statements.pdf

Newnham College

Pembroke College


Queens’ College

Robinson College for signing 2017.pdf

St Catharine’s College Full Signed College Acounts_861516.pdf

St Edmund’s College Accounts.pdf

St John’s College 2016-17 signed.pdf

Selwyn College Final Accounts 2016-17.pdf

Sidney Sussex College

Trinity College

Trinity Hall Accounts 30Jun17 - (Web).pdf

Wolfson College