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Council Regulations 15 of 2002

Made by Council on 26 June 2002

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Part 34: Student Number Planning Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Education Committee

Made by Council on 26 June 2008 (date of effect 1 October 2008)

Amended on 25 June 2010

Renumbered on 28 July 2011 and 13 October 2011

34.1. The Student Number Planning Subcommittee of the Planning and Resources Committee and the Education Committee shall consist of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources) who shall chair the committee;

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education);

(3) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(4) one person appointed by the Personnel Committee from among its own members;

(5)–(8) one person appointed by each of the divisional boards from among their own members;

(9) one person appointed by the Continuing Education Board from among its own members;

(10)–(14) five persons elected by the Conference of Colleges.

34.2. The subcommittee shall report to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Education Committee to develop the collegiate University's student number planning policy on behalf of Council and shall:

(1) maintain an overview of the current and future size and shape of Oxford's student body, consistent with the objectives and values of the strategic plan;

(2) receive long- and short-term planned numbers for all students from divisions, Department for Continuing Education, and the colleges, societies and Permanent Private Halls on a regular basis;

(3) review planned student numbers to ensure that there is an appropriate match between colleges and divisions, and with the current policy of Council;

(4) develop dialogue with particular divisions or colleges as appropriate to ensure the student number policy of Council is not contravened;

(5) establish whether incentives could be introduced to encourage divisions and colleges to adhere to the student number policy of Council;

(6) ensure the planned balance of student numbers within the overall student body is consistent with the levels permitted by HEFCE, and by Oxford City Council;

(7) liaise as appropriate with other related committees and working groups on matters relating to student number planning;

(8) inform Council on the need for future revisions to the student number policy, and, as appropriate, lead in such developments;

(9) give special consideration to maintaining numbers in subjects where there is a national shortage of graduates.

34.3. The subcommittee shall report to Council annually.