Notices

  • Thursday 7 July 2011
  • NO. 4960
  • VOL. 141

Consultative notices

Consultation on the government White Paper: invitation for comments

The government's White Paper on higher education, entitled Students at the Heart of the System, was published on the website of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 28 June. It may be accessed at http://discuss.bis.gov.uk/hereform. The government invites comments on the overall policy direction set out in the White Paper and the impact that this will have on the higher education sector through a consultation period which opened on 28 June and will close on 20 September 2011. This notice sets out the process for submitting comments to a small group established by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee to formulate the University's response to the White Paper (see further below).

The government's consultation period clearly poses problems for the collegiate University given that it falls directly over the long vacation when the usual decision-making committee structure will not be operating. The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee has therefore agreed to establish a small group to draft the formal response. This group will be chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), with the other members being the Pro–Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources), the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Junior or Senior Proctor, two members of Council directly elected by Congregation, one representative from each division, one Conference representative and an OUSU representative. The membership of the group will be posted on the PRAS website at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pras/oxonly/whitepaper once finalised.

Recognising the constraints imposed by the government's timetable, divisions, colleges and individual members of Congregation are invited to provide their comments to the group. Comments should be sent to whitepaper@admin.ox.ac.uk preferably by 31 July and at the latest by 15 August. Comments will not be published but will be taken into account by the group when drafting the University's response. The Vice-Chancellor will approve the response on behalf of Council by the deadline of 20 September, following which it will be shared with the collegiate University in the usual way.

Regent's Park Charity Scheme

Charity: Regent's Park Baptist College (Regent's Park College) registered charity 309710.

The Charity Commission proposes to make a Scheme (a legal document) for this charity.   The Scheme will amend the objects and provide for the trusteeship and administration of the charity.   A copy of the Scheme can be seen at www.charitycommission.gov.uk/schemesdefault.aspx  (if you cannot access this please call the Charity Commission on 0845 300 0218 or textphone 0845 300 0219).

Comments or representations on these proposals can be made to the Commission not later than 28 July 2011 by completing the form on the website above quoting reference C-291772-5GWG.

General notices

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazette of Trinity term will be published on 28 July.

The first Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 22 September, but will be limited to Council and Congregation business and changes to Examination Regulations. The first full Gazette of next term will be published on 29 September.

Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Professorship of Education

  Appointed by
The Principal of Lady Margaret Hall Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Master of St Cross ex officio
Professor R. Goodman Social Sciences Divisional Board
Professor F. Steele Council
Professor R. Walker Council
Professor A. Edwards Department of Education
Professor P. Sammons Department of Education
Professor H. Joshi Department of Education
Dr V. Ellis St Cross

1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect. 10 and 11 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).