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CONGREGATION 25 March

3 Approval on a division of amendment to Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees

(For text of resolution and amendment see Gazette, 20 March 2003.)

[For, 93; against, 48]


4 Approval on a division of amended Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees

That Congregation be committed to ensuring that the University of Oxford remains an institution of the highest international standing in research and teaching that is accessible to those who demonstrate the greatest potential, regardless of social or educational background.

Congregation notes that there has been and continues to be a substantial shortfall in public funding to support teaching by research-active staff, and that the core HEFCE grant for teaching in 2003--4 has declined, nationally, by 6 per cent in real terms from the previous year.

Congregation recognises that the increasingly urgent need to redress the substantial reduction in the unit of funding will not be a high priority for allocation of finite public funds, in the context of the Government's target for 50 per cent participation in higher education by 2010 and other public-sector budgetary commitments.

Therefore Congregation:

(a) remains committed to ensuring that our selection processes are equitable and transparent, and based only on a range of criteria concerning academic potential;

(b) expresses concern about the proposed Access Regulator and believes that any linkage of funding to the terms and conditions of admission of students is contrary to the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;

(c) supports the expansion of programmes such as the Oxford Bursary Scheme which aim to remove financial barriers that may deter individual students from studying at Oxford, and welcomes the principle of the restoration of means-tested grants;

(d) will continue to welcome, support, and encourage the comprehensive range of activities by students and staff to widen participation in higher education and access to Oxford;

(e) recognises that, in the absence of any likelihood of significantly increased public funding for undergraduate teaching, it is not realistic to discount as a policy that students, as independent adults at 18 and major beneficiaries of a university education, should bear some of the costs of a high-quality university education through a subsidised loan with income-dependent repayments.

[For, 97; against, 45]

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

1 Dates of Full Term 2003--9

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2004--5 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2008--9 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2003--9 are set out below. xxx

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Sunday, 12 October             Saturday, 6 December


HILARY TERM 2004

Sunday, 18 January             Saturday, 13 March


TRINITY TERM 2004

Sunday, 25 April               Saturday, 19 June


MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Sunday, 10 October             Saturday, 4 December


HILARY TERM 2005

Sunday, 16 January             Saturday, 12 March


TRINITY TERM 2005

Sunday, 24 April               Saturday, 18 June


Provisional dates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2005

Sunday, 9 October              Saturday, 3 December


HILARY TERM 2006

Sunday, 15 January             Saturday, 11 March


TRINITY TERM 2006

Sunday, 23 April               Saturday, 17 June


MICHAELMAS TERM 2006

Sunday, 8 October              Saturday, 2 December


HILARY TERM 2007

Sunday, 14 January             Saturday, 10 March


TRINITY TERM 2007

Sunday, 22 April               Saturday, 16 June


MICHAELMAS TERM 2007

Sunday, 7 October              Saturday, 1 December


HILARY TERM 2008

Sunday, 13 January             Saturday, 8 March


TRINITY TERM 2008

Sunday, 20 April               Saturday, 14 June


MICHAELMAS TERM 2008

Sunday, 12 October             Saturday, 6 December


HILARY TERM 2009

Sunday, 18 January             Saturday, 14 March


TRINITY TERM 2009

Sunday, 26 April               Saturday, 20 June


2 Dates of Extended Terms 2003--5

The dates of extended terms for 2003--5 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Engineering (or Materials), Economics, and Management, in Metallurgy and Science of Materials, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA candidates are set out below.


Part II candidates in Chemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Thursday, 25 September         Tuesday, 23 December


HILARY TERM 2004

Tuesday, 6 January             Wednesday, 7 April


TRINITY TERM 2004

Monday, 19 April               Saturday, 26 June


MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Thursday, 23 September         Tuesday, 21 December


HILARY TERM 2005

Tuesday, 4 January             Wednesday, 23 March


TRINITY TERM 2005

Monday, 4 April                Saturday, 25 June


Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Friday, 12 September           Saturday, 13 December


MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Friday, 10 September           Saturday, 11 December


Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in the year in which the examination is taken

HILARY TERM 2004

Sunday, 18 January             Saturday, 20 March


HILARY TERM 2005

Sunday, 16 January             Saturday, 19 March


Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Friday, 12 September           Saturday, 13 December


MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Friday, 10 September           Saturday, 11 December


Part II candidates in Materials Science

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Friday, 12 September           Saturday, 13 December


HILARY TERM 2004

Friday, 9 January              Saturday, 3 April


TRINITY TERM 2004

Friday, 16 April               Saturday, 26 June


MICHALMAS TERM 2004

Friday, 10 September           Saturday, 11 December


HILARY TERM 2005

Friday, 7 January              Saturday, 19 March


TRINITY TERM 2005

Friday, 1 April                Saturday, 25 June


Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Friday, 19 September           Saturday, 13 December


MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Friday, 17 September           Saturday, 11 December


MBA candidates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Monday, 6 October              Friday, 12 December


HILARY TERM 2004

Monday, 12 January             Friday, 19 March


TRINITY TERM 2004

Monday, 19 April               Friday, 25 June


LONG VACATION 2004

Monday, 6 September             Friday, 17 September


MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Monday, 4 October              Friday, 10 December


HILARY TERM 2005

Monday, 10 January             Friday, 18 March


TRINITY TERM 2005

Monday, 18 April               Friday, 24 June


LONG VACATION 2005

Monday, 12 September           Friday, 23 September


3 Dates of Encaenia

The Encaenia for 2005 will be held on Wednesday, 22 June, and, provisionally, the Encaenia for 2009 will be held on Wednesday, 24 June.


4 Register of Congregation

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

Alderson-Smith, K., University Library Services

Bicknell, R., MA, D.Phil., St John's

Fisher, S.E., D.Phil., St Catherine's

Garland, G.J.E., Research Services

Gibbons, C.L.M.H., MA, Hertford

Green, N., Lady Margaret Hall

Keene, A.E., M.Sc., Linacre

Kowalzig, B., University

McKendrick, A.R., Careers Service

McShane, R.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Ong, P.C.-K., Mansfield

Talib, M., Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Thompson, M.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 11 April, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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