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SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 1 March.

Decree (1): Supervision of the Honour School of Economics and Management

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, makes clear that the Honour School of Economics and Management is under the supervision of the divisional board, which shall appoint a standing committee to make regulations concerning this course. Details of the terms of reference and membership of the standing committee (which was previously under the aegis of the General Board) are removed from the Examination Decrees; these details will henceforward be agreed by the divisional board and published in relevant handbooks, as in the case of the standing committees for other degree courses.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (1)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 163, delete ll. 16–22, and substitute:

`4. The examination in this school shall be under the supervision of the Social Sciences Board, which shall appoint a standing committee to make regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this sub-section.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD AND SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decrees

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Social Sciences Boards, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, have jointly made the following decrees, to come into effect on 1 March.

Decree (2): Supervision of the Honour Schools of Engineering, Economics, and Management, and of Materials, Economics, and Management

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Social Sciences Boards, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, makes clear that the Honour Schools of Engineering, Economics, and Management and of Materials, Economics, and Management are under the joint supervision of the two divisional boards, which shall appoint a standing committee to make regulations concerning these courses. Details of the terms of reference and membership of the standing committee (which was previously under the aegis of the General Board) are removed from the Examination Decrees; these details will henceforward be agreed by the divisional boards and published in relevant handbooks, as in the case of the standing committees for other degree courses which are the joint responsibility of two divisional boards.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 181, delete ll. 9-19 and substitute:

`2. The examination in this school shall be under the joint supervision of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and the Social Sciences Board, which shall appoint a standing joint committee to make regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this sub-section.'

2 Ibid., from p. 181, l. 20 to p. 182, l. 1, renumber existing cll. 4–7 as cll. 3–6.

3 Ibid., p. 269, delete ll. 13–20 and substitute:

`4. The examination in this school shall be under the joint supervision of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and the Social Sciences Board. The standing joint committee set up in accordance with the sub-section relating to the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management shall have power to make regulations concerning this school, subject always to the preceding clauses of this sub-section.'

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Decree (3): Industrial placements in the Honour Schools of Engineering, Economics, and Management, and of Materials, Economics, and Management

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Social Sciences Boards, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, clarifies the agreement reached by all departments participating in the Honour Schools of Engineering, Economics, and Management and of Materials, Economics, and Management that candidates on course at the moment should be offered the option to undertake an internal project as an alternative to an industrial one. This is seen as a positive advantage for those students whom it is difficult to place, and it will ease the difficulties of finding sufficient placements in the present economic climate when many businesses (particularly in the financial sector) are cutting back on staff costs.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 181, l. 25, after `an industrial firm' insert `, or an industrially-related internal university project'.

2 Ibid., p. 269, l. 26, after `an industrial firm' insert `, or an industrially-related internal university project'.

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 1 March.

Decree (4): Discontinuation of the M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, discontinues the M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease. The course for this degree is currently suspended, and it is not advertised in the 2002–3 Graduate Prospectus.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 689, delete ll. 32–3.

2 Ibid., p. 995, delete ll. 8–9.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 1 March.

Decree (5): Number of examiners in the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine in Year 3

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, increases the number of examiners for the Year 3 Second BM Examination from thirty to forty in order to accommodate a more intensive assessment of clinical skills.

Text of Decree (5)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 987, l. 14, delete `seven' and substitute `five'.

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EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 1 March.

Decree (6): Removal of redundant legislation under the heading `Supervision of Examinations'

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council (EPSC), removes redundant legislation from Examination Decrees. Clause 1 of the existing text is superseded by general legislative provisions which give power to divisional boards and the EPSC to make regulations. Clause 2 covers material now dealt with in the notes for guidance/codes of practice of the EPSC, and legislation is therefore unnecessary. Clause 3 is covered by the existing Tit. IV, Sect. I, cl. 3 (Statutes, 2000, p. 33) and will in future be covered by section 17 of new Statute VI (Gazette, p. 216).

Text of Decree (6)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 1052, delete ll. 4–26.

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 1 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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