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No 6551

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Vol cxlix No 33

pp. 666–692


Graces submitted to the Regent House on 12 June 2019

The Council submits the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, unless they are withdrawn or a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 105) will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 21 June 2019.

1. That the recommendations in paragraph 16 of the Report of the General Board, dated 1 May 2019, on arrangements for the implementation of the Academic Career Pathways scheme (Reporter, 6547, 2018–19, p. 562), as amended by the Council’s Notice dated 10 June 2019 (p. 668), be approved.

2. That in the regulations for the Undergraduate Admissions Committee (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 131), Regulation 1(g) be amended, Regulation 1(i) amended and renumbered as (j), and new Regulation 1(i) inserted, to read as follows, and the reference in Regulation 2 updated.1

(g)seven members of the Regent House, being six representatives of the Councils of the Schools, appointed by the Council on the nomination of the General Board, and one further member appointed by the Council on its own nomination;

(i)a Head of a College appointed by the Colleges’ Standing Committee;

(j)not more than one person co-opted by the Committee, provided that it shall not be obligatory for the Committee to co-opt any person.

3. That Regulation 3 of the Procedures to Determine Fitness to Practise of Preclinical and Clinical Medical Students (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 222) be amended to read as follows:2

3. Any person or body may refer any matter which gives a cause for concern about a medical student’s fitness to practise to the Clinical Dean who shall undertake a preliminary consideration of the matter and decide whether:

(a)The matter should be dismissed (because it is frivolous, vexatious, insufficiently serious, or for some other reason);

(b)The matter should be referred to the Student Progress Panel for support;

(c)The matter should be initially handled informally and the student shall be issued with a warning letter;

(d)The matter should be referred to the FTP Committee in accordance with these procedures.

4. That the regulations for the Paediatrics Prizes, including the sub-regulations for the Cow and Gate Prize and Fisons Prize and the Pharmacia and Upjohn Prize (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 925), be rescinded in their entirety.3

5. That Regulation 7 for the Whittle Lab Studentship Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 1012) be rescinded, and Regulations 3, 4, 5 and 8 (renumbered 7) amended as follows:4

3. The capital and income of the Fund shall be used for the provision of one or more studentships to be called the Whittle Lab Studentships.

4. The Electors to the Studentships shall normally be all the University teaching officers at the Whittle Laboratory, who shall determine the number of Studentships to be awarded in any given year, after having regard to the level of the capital and income of the Fund.

5. In order to be eligible for a Studentship a candidate must have been admitted or be seeking admission as a registered Graduate Student in the University and normally with the intention of being based at the Whittle Laboratory.

7. Each Studentship shall provide

(a)a maintenance payment to be determined by the Electors, but normally at no more than the then current Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council rate, or equivalent;

(b)a payment to cover all or part of the Student’s University and College fees.


  • 1The Council, on the recommendation of the General Board and the Undergraduate Admissions Committee, is proposing these changes to the membership of the Committee to increase the number of members of the Regent House from four to seven (of which six would be appointed as representatives of the Councils of the Schools), add a Head of a College to the membership, and reduce the number of co-opted members from three to one.

  • 2See the Council’s Notice, p. 668.

  • 3The Council, on the recommendation of the General Board and the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine, is proposing the removal of the regulations concerning these prizes, which were established by Graces 4 of 18 February 1981 and 8 of 18 May 1994. The donors no longer provide the annual funding for the prizes and the Department of Paediatrics now funds its own prizes.

  • 4The Council, on the recommendation of the General Board, the Faculty Board of Engineering and the Electors, is proposing these changes to enable more than one studentship to be awarded from the capital and income of the Fund.

E. M. C. RAMPTON, Registrary