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Oxford University Gazette, 16 March 2006: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

1 Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 31 March.

Regulations concerning elections to divisional and faculty boards

1 In Council Regulations 17 of 2002, concerning Divisional Boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1406, as amended on 5 May 2005, 14 July 2005 and 13 October 2005, Gazette Vol. 135, p. 926, 1270; Vol. 136, p. 182), delete existing regulation 20. (2) and substitute:

'20. (2) The Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar shall give, in the University Gazette, at least forty-nine days' notice of the day of election, and shall at the same time give notice of the constituencies by and from among which the members are to be elected, of the number of vacancies in each constituency, and of the latest days on which nominations of candidates must be delivered at the University Offices.'

2 Ibid., delete existing regulation 21, and substitute:

'21. No candidate shall have votes reckoned to him or her at any election, unless he or she has been nominated in writing not later than 4 p.m. on the twenty-eighth day before that fixed for the election, by four members other than the candidate, qualified under these regulations to vote for his or her election.'

3 Ibid., in regulation 23, delete 'on the day appointed for the election'.

4 Ibid., delete existing regulation 24. (1) and substitute:

'24. (1) The Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar shall send to every elector, not later than the fourteenth day before the day fixed for the election, a voting paper which shall list the names of those nominated and on which shall be specified the latest time by which, after having been signed by the voter, it may be received at the University Offices.'

5 In Council Regulations 19 of 2002 concerning Faculty Boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1411, as amended on 5 May 2005, Gazette Vol. 135, p. 926), delete existing regulation 29 and substitute:

'29. The Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar shall give, in the University Gazette, at least forty-nine days' notice of the day of election, and shall at the same time give notice of the number of official members, if any, and the number of ordinary members to be elected, and of the latest days on which nominations of candidates must be delivered at the University Offices.'

6 Ibid., delete existing regulation 30, and substitute:

'30. No candidate shall have votes reckoned to him or her at any election, unless he or she has been nominated in writing not later than 4 p.m. on the twenty-eighth day before that fixed for the election, by four members, other than the candidate, qualified under these regulations to vote for his or her election.'

7 Ibid., in regulation 32, delete 'on the day appointed for the election'.

8 Ibid., delete existing regulation 33. (1) and substitute:

'33. (1) The Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar shall send to every elector, not later than the fourteenth day before the day fixed for the election, a voting paper which shall list the names of those nominated and of the nominators and on which shall be specified the latest time by which, after having been signed by the voter, it may be received at the University Offices.'

[These changes simplify procedures for elections to divisional and faculty boards, providing more notice of elections, a single deadline for nominations and more time between the issuing of ballot papers and the date of elections, with the aim of encouraging greater awareness of and participation in elections.]

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2 Dates of Full Term 2006–12

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2007–8 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2011–12 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2006–12 are set out below.

 
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

Provisional dates

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

MICHAELMAS TERM 2009

Sunday, 11 October            Saturday, 5 December

HILARY TERM 2010

Sunday, 17 January            Saturday, 13 March

TRINITY TERM 2010

Sunday, 25 April              Saturday, 19 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010

Sunday, 10 October            Saturday, 4 December

HILARY TERM 2011

Sunday, 16 January            Saturday, 12 March

TRINITY TERM 2011

Sunday, 24 April [Easter Sunday]
Sunday, 1 May                 Saturday, 25 June
[see note [1] below]

MICHAELMAS TERM 2011

Sunday, 9 October             Saturday, 3 December

HILARY TERM 2012

Sunday, 15 January            Saturday, 10 March

TRINITY TERM 2012

Sunday, 22 April              Saturday, 16 June


[1] Note:late Easter. As Easter falls on 24 April in 2011, Council will need to approve a seven-week vacation if the above Provisional Dates are approved.

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3 Dates of Extended Terms 2006–8

The dates of extended terms for 2006–8 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in Engineering, Economics, and Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Materials Science, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA candidates are set out below.

Honour School of Natural Science: Part II candidates in Chemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2006

Thursday, 21 September        Tuesday, 19 December

HILARY TERM 2007

Tuesday, 2 January            Wednesday, 4 April

TRINITY TERM 2007

Monday, 16 April              Saturday, 23 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2007

Thursday, 20 September        Tuesday, 18 December

HILARY TERM 2008

Tuesday, 1 January            Wednesday, 19 March

TRINITY TERM 2008

Monday, 31 March              Saturday, 21 June


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

HILARY TERM 2007

Sunday, 14 January            Saturday, 17 March

HILARY TERM 2008

Sunday, 13 January            Saturday, 17 March


Part II candidates in Materials Science
 
MICHAELMAS TERM 2006

Friday, 8 September           Saturday, 9 December

HILARY TERM 2007

Friday, 5 January             Saturday, 31 March

TRINITY TERM 2007

Friday, 13 April              Saturday, 23 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2007

Friday, 7 September           Saturday, 8 December

HILARY TERM 2008

Friday, 4 January             Saturday, 15 March

TRINITY TERM 2008

Friday, 28 March              Saturday, 21 June



Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2006

Friday, 15 September          Saturday, 9 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2007

Friday, 14 September          Saturday, 8 December


MBA candidates
 
MICHAELMAS TERM 2006

Monday, 2 October             Saturday, 16 December

HILARY TERM 2007

Monday, 8 January             Saturday, 24 March

TRINITY TERM 2007

Monday, 16 April              Saturday, 30 June

LONG VACATION 2007

Monday, 3 September           Saturday, 15 September


Note: provisional dates for 2007–8 are not yet available.

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4 Dates of Encaenia

2007: Wednesday, 20 June

2008: Wednesday, 18 June

Provisional dates

2009: Wednesday, 24 June

2010: Wednesday, 23 June

2011: Wednesday, 22 June

2012: Wednesday, 20 June

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CONGREGATION 16 March

1 Admission of Proctors and Assessor

S.J. GOSS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham Collage, and S.L. MAPSTONE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's College, were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office, the former as Senior Proctor and the latter as Junior Proctor for the ensuing year.

2 Admission of Assessor

(C.)C.L. ANDREYEV, MA, D.PHIL. (PH.D. Cambridge), Student of Christ Church, was presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office as Assessor for the ensuing year.


3 Admission of Pro-Proctors

The Senior Proctor nominated D.J. EDWARDS, MA (B.SC., M.SC., PH.D Bristol), and S.J. TUCKER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellows of Wadham College, to be his Deputies.

The Junior Proctor nominated S.E. BLACKSHAW, MA (B.SC. Birmingham, PH.D. Wales), and M.F.J. CROGHAN, MA (MA, M.SC. London), Fellows of St Hilda's College, to be her Deputies.

The Deputies were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Carlton, B.R., Veterinary Services at the University

Datay, M.I., Wolfson

Hynes, A.M., Computing Services

Law, A.J., Department of Psychiatry

Melling, K.J., Hertford

Pemberton, B.C., Central Administration

Simon, A.K., Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations see 'Examinations and Boards' below and Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4764.

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