Congregation

  • Thursday 16 November 2017
  • NO. 5186
  • VOL. 148

Congregation20 November

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Congregation28 November

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¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on 20 November, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they wish to speak or intend to ask a question concerning the Vice-Chancellor's Oration at (1), or that they wish to oppose or amend the changes to Congregation Regulations at (2) below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If such notice has not been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise or the meeting has been adjourned, the Oration shall be declared presented, the changes to Congregation Regulations shall be declared carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

(1) Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the Vice-Chancellor on 3 October will be presented and may be discussed.

The Oration was published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No 5180, 5 October 2017.

(2) Voting on changes to Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002: Conduct of Business in Congregation

Explanatory Note

The following changes in regulations remove references to OUSU following the rebranding of the Oxford University Student Union as Oxford SU. The legal designation remains Oxford University Student Union and the draft legislation adopts that approach.

Text of Regulations

1 In Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002, concerning the conduct of business in Congregation, amend Section 6 (2) of Appendix A as follows (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'(2) The name of any representative nominated by the Oxford University Student UnionOUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time.'

2 Ibid, amend Sections 5 (1)–(2) of Appendix B as follows (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'(1) the number of names to be included on the flysheet under rule 1 (4) shall be not less than a majority of the total number of members of the Executive or the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student UnionOUSU, as the case may be, and each of the persons named shall sign the indemnity required under rule 1 (3).

(2) the maximum number of flysheets to be circulated as of right, whether on matters before Congregation or Convocation (to be paid for by the University) or on matters of general interest to the University (to be paid for by the Oxford University Student UnionOUSU and to be subject to the Vice-Chancellor's decision as prescribed in rule 1 above) shall be three per term for each of these bodies, but the Vice-Chancellor shall have discretion to permit further flysheets.'

3 Ibid, amend Section 6 of Appendix B as follows (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'6. Subject to rule 5 (1) above, the Executive and the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student UnionOUSU may also support flysheets signed by not fewer than ten members of Congregation.'

Changes in Regulations to be made by Council if the changes in Congregation Regulations are approved

1 In Part 10 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee, amend regulation 10.1 (11) as follows (deleted text struck through):

'(11) one student member representative, selected by the Council of the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) from among its Executive.'

2 In Part 33 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning the Joint Subcommittee of the Education Committee with Student Members, amend regulation 33.5 (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'33.5. The subcommittee shall receive all proposed variations to the terms of the University's annual grant to the Oxford University Student UnionOUSU and make recommendations to the Budget Subcommittee.'

3 In Council Regulations 6 of 2003, concerning Complaints and Academic Appeals, amend regulation 6 (5) as follows (deleted text struck through):

'(5) complaints relating to Oxford University Student Union (OUSU).'

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/529-122.shtml). A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Mrs F Burchett at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)80199; email: felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L S Mulvihill (telephone: (2)80463; email: elections.office@admin.ox.ac.uk).