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Oxford University Gazette, 2 March 2006: Examinations and Boards

By-election to Divisional Board 9 March

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

As the number of candidates is no more than is sufficient to fill the vacancy (see p. 699), the following candidate will be deemed duly elected as a member of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board as of 9 March, to hold office from the date of the election until MT 2006.

PROFESSOR D.J. GAVAGHAN, M.SC., D.PHIL. (B.SC. Durham), Fellow of New College

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Changes in Regulations

The following changes in regulations made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 17 March.

1 Educational Policy and Standards Committee

Regulations for the conduct of examinations

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 44, after l. 31 insert:

'Illegible scripts

16.7. (1) If a chairman of examiners shall consider that a script or scripts of a candidate in an examination are illegible, he or she shall thereupon inform the Proctors and the Senior Tutor or other proper officer of that candidate's college or other society or approved institution, provided that, if there shall be a dispute as to the illegibility of a script or scripts, the question shall be referred to the Proctors, whose ruling on the question shall be conclusive.

(2) The Senior Tutor or other proper officer shall then arrange for the candidate to dictate his or her illegible script(s) to a typist under the invigilation of a Master of Arts of the University or any other person who in the opinion of the Proctors seems suitable; the typist and invigilator having been approved beforehand by the Proctors. The dictation and typing shall be undertaken in a place to be approved by the Proctors, but subfusc need not be worn; the candidate shall dictate his or her script to the typist in the presence of the invigilator and shall ensure that the typescript is in every respect identical in form and content to the original script. No copies may be taken. The use of a tape-recorder is not permitted.

(3) The cost of the typing and invigilation shall not be a charge on the University.

(4) The examiners shall read the typescript page by page with the original script beside it and shall immediately report any discrepancy to the Proctors.'

2 Ibid., pp. 44–6, renumber sections 16.7 to 16.9 as 16.8 to 16.10.

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2 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Human Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in 2007)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 293, l. 25, delete 'the following six compulsory subjects' and substitute:

'papers: 1,2,3,4, 5a) OR 5b), and a dissertation (paper 6)'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 31 and substitute:

'The date by which students must make their choice will be stated in the course handbook.'


(b) M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience)

With immediate effect (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005 p. 775, l. 47, insert:

'(iii) each candidate will be required to submit to the examiners coursework as prescribed for the Statistics and Experimental Methods components of the Core Research Skills instruction set out in (c) of the schedule;'.

2 Ibid., ll. 47 and p. 776, l. 1, renumber existing '(iii)' and '(iv)' as '(iv)' and '(v)' respectively.

3 Ibid, p. 776, l. 1, after 'presentations' insert '(one seminar, one poster)'.

4 Ibid., p. 776, delete ll. 5–8 and substitute:

'5. Candidates will be required to demonstrate understanding of and competence in the other topics covered by the Core Research Skills teaching and in the Professional Development Programme, as set out in the schedule, to the satisfaction of those providing the instruction. Such understanding and competence will be examined by its appropriate expression within the work submitted for assessment detailed in regulation 3 above.'

5 Ibid., delete l. 45, and substitute '(ii) Experimental Design'.

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3 Medical Sciences Board

Second examination for the Degree of BM

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 2005, p. 1018, l. 10, delete: 'Foundation' and substitute 'Patient Doctor 2'.

2 Ibid., after l. 42, insert '(e) Palliative Care' and reletter accordingly.

3 Ibid., p. 1019, ll. 17–18, delete 'medical ethics and law'.

4 Ibid., l. 31, delete 'examiners after completing' and substitute 'the Director of Clinical Studies or his/her deputy that they have provided work to a satisfactory standard in:'.

5 Ibid., l. 33, delete 'pre-registration house officer' and substitute 'Foundation 1 doctor'.

6 Ibid., l. 38, delete ' (d) A Course in Advanced Life Support' and reletter accordingly.

7 Ibid., l. 39, delete 'pre-registration House Officer' and substitute 'Foundation 1 doctor'.

8 Ibid., l.45, delete 'Board of Examiners' and substitute 'Director of Clinical Studies'.

9 Ibid., l. 53, delete 'chairman of examiners' and substitute 'Director of Clinical Studies.'

10 Ibid., p. 1021, l. 4, delete 'two occasions' and substitute 'one occasion'.

11 Ibid., l. 9, after 'examiners' insert 'may'.

12 Ibid., delete ll. 20–9 and insert new paragraph:

'Candidates shall be required to submit to the examiners such evidence as they require of the successful completion of their work. In considering whether candidates shall have passed the assessment, the examiners may fail a candidate who has not provided evidence of satisfactory completion of one part of the course, even if he or she has satisfied them in other parts of the course.'

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4 Continuing Education Board

M.St. in International Human Rights Law

With effect from January 2006 (for first examination in 2007)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 719, delete ll. 39–40 and renumber existing clauses 2 (e) and (f) as 2 (d) and (e).

2 Ibid., l. 46, delete '15,000' and substitute '20,000'.

3 Ibid., l. 48, delete '(e)' and substitute '(d)'.

4 Ibid., l. 48, delete '(f)' and substitute '(e)'.

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