Notices

  • Thursday 2 May 2013
  • NO. 5023
  • VOL. 143

General notices

Regulations for the Activities and Conduct of Student Members

The Rules Committee has carried out its annual review of the Regulations for the Activities and Conduct of Student Members. These Regulations cover Clubs, Societies and Publications registering with the Proctors; defacement of property and unauthorised advertisements; behaviour after University examinations; overseas activities; and rowing on the river.

In addition to making a number of minor amendments (eg to reflect changes to the titles of various posts since last year), the Committee has decided to introduce the significant new requirement for all clubs, societies and publications which wish to register with the Proctors to do so on the basis of a standard form of constitution. The new provisions nevertheless allow for a small number of sports clubs (which meet the special requirements set out in section 1.11 (1) (a) of the Regulations) to register on the basis of constitutions customised to reflect their particular circumstances. Any student club, society or publication newly registering with the Proctors from 1 October 2013 onwards will have to do so on the basis of the appropriate standard form of constitution; organisations currently on the Proctors’ Register will have the grace period of the academic year 2013–14 to bring their existing constitutions into line with the new arrangements.

For the full text of this year's Rules Committee Regulations please see the supplement with this week's Gazette.

Introduction of a Civil Parking Notice Scheme

The Buildings and Estates Sub-committee has approved changes to Section 6 (Car Parking) of the Standing Orders for functional sites and buildings and the University's Car Parking Conditions, to come into effect on 1 August 2013.

These changes enable the introduction of a Civil Parking Notice (CPN) Scheme as the means of enforcing the University's car parking arrangements. Under this Scheme vehicles parked in breach of the University's car parking arrangements are liable to be issued with a CPN. A charge of £80 will be payable within 28 days in settlement of the CPN, reduced to £40 if settled within 14 days.

The relevant sections of the Standing Orders are reproduced below (new text underlined, deleted text struck through).

Extract from Section 6 concerning Car Parking

6.9 Enforcement

6.9.1 The University Security ServiceOUSS and its enforcement partner are the authorised operator of the university-controlled car parks. OUSSThey will be responsible for the regulation of both departmental, and non-departmental spaces. Vehicles parked in university car parking spaces without an appropriate permit on display, will be treated as trespassing and will be liable to be clamped. Vehicles parked in prohibited areas [as defined in the Car Parking Conditions issued by the Buildings and Estate Sub-committee] or parked in a manner which obstructsing an emergency exits will be liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Noticetowed away. A fee will be payable for the settlement of the Civil Parking Noticeunclamping or retrieval of the vehicle.

6.9.2 No person will park a motor vehicle on a section of a car park, or roadway marked with either a continuous, wide, single yellow line, denoting an emergency services access route, or a system of continuous double yellow lines. The continuous double yellow line system on university controlled car parks and roadways means that parking is prohibited at any time. Vehicles parked in the above circumstances will be subject to immediate issue of a Civil Parking Noticeremoval, the costs to be borne by the driver/person in charge. A fee will be payable for the settlement of the Civil Parking Notice.

6.9.3 Departments will be responsible for controlling the use of any spaces allocated to them.

Appendix B: University Car Parking Conditions

From 1 January 2000 1 August 2013 and until further notice, the following conditions apply to all drivers of vehicles parked in the University Parking Areas, and any other areas designated from time to time by the Buildings and Estates Sub-committee.

1. Parking is only permitted in designated parking spaces. The permit issued to you gives permission to park one vehicle listed on the permit but implies no undertaking that a space will be available.

2. Permits are normally valid for the calendar year. Applications for replacement permits must be made to the Departmental Administrator or Secretary before the end of the current year in accordance with instructions issued by the University Security Services.

3. Any change of registration number must be notified to the Departmental Administrator or Secretary, who should apply to the University Security Services for an amended permit. The old permit must accompany the application. Where the old permit has been lost or accidentally destroyed, a brief statement of the circumstances is to be made on the application form.

4. Only one permit per authorised holder will be issued. Permit holders wishing to use more than one vehicle must inform the Departmental Administrator or Secretary and must have the registration numbers of the vehicles entered on the permit. The permits should be kept in a transparent plastic holder or envelope and displayed so that the registration number is clearly visible through the windscreen of the vehicle in use.

5. Permits should be displayed in a manner that does not obstruct the driver's view of the road.

6. All vehicles are parked at the owner's risk.

7. Vehicles parked in breach of these conditions will be liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Notice. The payment requiredfees chargeable for the settlement of a Civil Parking Notice release of a wheel clamp are is set by the Building and Estates Sub-Committee and may be altered from time to time. The current chargesfees are listed below.

8. Vehicles parked in the University Parking Areas and not displaying a valid permit will be treated as trespassing and will be liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Notice and a charge of £80 must be paid within 28 days to the University's enforcement partner, reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days.clamped. (The fee for the release of the clamp is £40 or £1.50 for each hour after the clamp was applied, whichever is the greater.)

9. Vehicles parked on double yellow lines will be liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Notice and a charge of £80 must be paid within 28 days to the University's enforcement partner, reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days.clamped. (The fee for the release of the clamp is £40 or £1.50 for each hour after the clamp was applied, whichever is the greater.)

10. Vehicles parked on pavements or on grassed areas without the express permission of University Security Services will be liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Notice and a charge of £80 must be paid within 28 days to the University's enforcement partner, reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days.clamped. (The fee for the release of the clamp is £40 or £1.50 for each hour after the clamp was applied, whichever is the greater.)

11. Vehicles parked in fire lanes designated by broad yellow lines or obstructing emergency exits marked with a sign or yellow cross hatching will be liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Notice and a charge of £80 must be paid within 28 days to the University's enforcement partner, reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days.to be towed away to a designated space in the Science Area between the Clarendon Laboratory and the Department of Earth Sciences and will then be clamped. (The fee for the release of a vehicle that has been towed away is £120 and the storage charge is £10 per day.)

12. Permits may be withdrawn at the discretion of the University Marshal.

13. These conditions may be varied from time to time at the discretion of the Building and Estates Sub-Committee.

OxTALENT Awards 2013

OxTALENT 2013 University competition for creative use of technology in teaching, learning and research

Do you make creative use of technology in your teaching, learning or research? Has your use of ICT enhanced your own educational practice or that of others? The OxTALENT annual awards recognise those who have made use of ICT to foster learning and academic practice at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. For full information see: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/oxtalent2013. Deadline: 17 May.

Appointments

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Professorship of Experimental Physics

Ian P J Shipsey, BSc Lond, PhD Edin, Julian Schwinger Distinguished Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Purdue University, has been appointed to the Professorship of Experimental Physics in the Sub-department of Particle Physics with effect from 1 October 2013.

Professor Shipsey will be a fellow of St Catherine's.

Musical Events

St Anne's

The following events will take place at 6pm in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre.

14 May: Abigail Ellison, soprano

3 Jun: Sarah Hewlett, cello, Guy Newbury, piano

7 Jun: David Sadlier, tenor, Lelia Sadlier, piano

St Stephen's House

The following event will take place at the Church of S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road. Concert website: www.sje-oxford.org.

17 May, 7.30pm: Adderbury Ensemble, chamber music concert