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CONGREGATION 24 March

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 24 March

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

CAROL SCOTT LEONARD, St Antony's College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 2 May.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): University Composition fees for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General Board, limits the composition fees payable for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering to not more and not fewer than six fees (at the half-time rate). This reflects the financial arrangements for the course, in which provision has been made for the payment of fees at this level. However, as the course may be taken in fewer or more than six terms, it is thought to be reasonable to set a fixed amount for the composition fee payable to protect both the interests of the students and the income of the Department for Continuing Education.

Text of Decree (1)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1062, l. 10, after `twelve composition fees,' insert `those who are students for the Degree of Master of Science in Software Engineering shall pay not more and not fewer than six composition fees (at the half rate) irrespective of the period for which they are registered for that degree,'.

Decree (2): University composition fees for `home' and certain other categories of students

Explanatory note

The Department for Education and Employment has announced that the maximum fees reimbursable through the awards system for home and EU undergraduates in 1997–8 will be set at the same levels as in 1994-5 and the following years, as set out below:

£
Band 1—classroom-based courses 750
Band 2—laboratory/workshop-based courses 1,600
Band 3—clinical courses 2,800

It has also been announced that the maximum tuition fee reimbursable through the awards system for home and EU postgraduates in 1997-8 will be £2,540 (compared with £2,490 in 1996–7). The following decree gives effect to these changes.

Council has already made a decree setting the level of fees for overseas students in 1997–8 (Decree (11) of 21 June 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1285). For a number of years the levels of fee to be charged to overseas students have been set well in advance. Council and the General Board will review the position for 1998–9 during the course of Trinity Term and will then publish the proposed levels of fee.

Opportunity is taken in cl. 2 of the following decree to set the fee for Recognised and Visiting Students, which is half the Category A rate (i.e. £3,150 in 1997–8). Cl. 3 sets the fee for members of the University working on the Foreign Service Course at the Category B rate (i.e. £8,400 in 1997–8). The decree also makes provision in cl. 4 for the level of university fee to be charged in 1997–8 for the Diploma Course in European Studies (intended primarily for Japanese managers). Cl. 7 sets the level of fee to be charged in that year for the course for the Degree of Master of Business Administration. Notification has not as yet been received of the arrangements which will apply in 1997–8 in respect of students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. Colleges will be informed of the position separately once an announcement has been received. It is expected, however, that (as in the case of home and EU fees for undergraduates) the recommended levels will be the same as in 1996-7.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1064, 1. 14, delete `For 1996–7' and substitute `For 1997–8'.

2 Ibid., l. 37, delete `£3,075' and substitute `£3,150'.

3 Ibid., p. 1065, l. 1, delete `£8,150' and substitute `£8,400'.

4 Ibid., l. 3, delete `£15,200' and substitute `£15,500'.

5 Ibid., l. 6, delete `For 1996–7' and substitute `For 1997–8'.

6 Ibid., l. 9, delete `£2,490' and substitute `£2,540'.

7 Ibid., l. 15, delete `£12,000' and substitute `£15,000'.

8 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 1997.

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Key to Decree (2)

Cl. 1 sets the 1997–8 fees for home and EU undergraduates at the same levels as in 1996–7.

Cl. 2 sets the 1997–8 fee for Recognised and Visiting Students.

Cl. 3 sets the 1997–8 fee for the Foreign Service Course.

Cl. 4 sets the 1997–8 fee for the Diploma Course in European Studies.

Cll. 5 and 6 set the home and EU postgraduate fee for 1997–8.

Cll. 7 sets the 1997–8 fee for the MBA course.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

BEATRICE MARIA ANNARATONE, D.PHIL., Pembroke College

MARK ANTONY HERBERT, St Hugh's College

NEIL CHARLES MCKINLAY, New College

VERONICA JANE STRANG, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Linacre College

DAVID E. SUTTON, St Peter's College

MOHAMMAD WASEEM, St Antony's College

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Anelay, J.C.H., MA, Green College
Annaratone, B.M., MA status, D.Phil., Pembroke
Eburne, A.J., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's
Herbert, M.A., MA status, St Hugh's
Leonard, C.S., MA, St Antony's
Longrigg, E.V., MA, St Hilda's
McKinlay, N.C., MA status, New College
Sherwood-Smith, M.C., MA, D.Phil., Oriel
Strang, V.J., MA status, M.Phil., D.Phil., Linacre
Sutton, D.E., MA status, St Peter's
Waseem, M., MA status, St Antony's
Wild, L.S., MA, D.Phil., St Hilda's

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CONGREGATION 25 March

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute promulgated on 11 March

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute changing the provisions governing the Gibbs Prizes approved.

2 Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statutes were promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the proposed Statutes (1) establishing the Reuters Professorship of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law and (2) concerning the entitlement of members of faculties to membership of Congregation.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 2 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.