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1. ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY STUDIES. A Committee of Senatus has entrusted to it the supervision of series of publications by the teaching staff and others connected with the University. (Convener, Professor Trail.) For further particulars, see p. 60 of the Calendar.
2. The Aberdeen University Review. A Special Committee has been appointed, comprising representatives of the University Court, Senatus, General Council, and Students' Representative Council, and having for its object to superintend the issue three times a year of a magazine named The Aberdeen University Review. Four volumes have appeared : I., 1913-14; II., 1914-15; III., 1915-16 ; IV., 1916-17.
All communications should be addressed to the Hon. Secretary, “ Aberdeen University Review," Marischal College. The subscription is 3s. 6d. per annum.
THE CARNEGIE TRUST FOR THE UNIVERSITIES
This Trust was created by Mr. Andrew Carnegie of New York, and of Skibo in the County of Sutherland. By a Trust-deed, dated 7th June, 1901, Mr. Carnegie conveyed to Trustees $10,000,000 Bonds of the United States Steel Corporation, bearing interest at 5 per cent. The Constitution of the Trust provided that one half of the net income should be applied towards the improvement and expansion of the Universities of Scotland in the faculties of Science and Medicine, also for improving and extending the opportunities for scientific study and research, and for increasing the facilities for acquiring a knowledge of History, Economics, English Literature and Modern Languages, and such other subjects cognate to a technical or commercial education as can be brought within the scope of the University curriculum; by the erection and maintenance of buildings, laboratories, classrooms, museums or libraries, the providing of efficient apparatus, books and equipment, the institution and endowment of Professorships and Lectureships, including post graduate Lectureships and Scholarships, more especially Scholarships for the purpose of encouraging research, or in such other manner as the Executive Committee of the Trustees might from time to time decide.
It is directed that the other half of the income, or such part thereof as in each year may be found requisite, shall be devoted to the payment of the whole or part of the ordinary class fees exigible by the Universities from Students of Scottish birth or extraction, and of sixteen years of age or upwards, or Scholars who have given two years' attendance after the age of fourteen years at such Schools and Institutions in Scotland as are under inspection by the Scotch Education Department. They must have passed in the Leaving Certificate Examination of the Scotch Education Department or the Scottish Universities Preliminary Examinations or other examinations recognised by the Joint Board, in such subjects and grades and under such conditions as the Executive Committee may from time to time determine. They
shall make application for the payment of their fees in such form as may be prescribed by the Committee. The decision of the Committee in all questions of qualification shall be final, and the fees of all applicants declared to be eligible shall in each case be paid by the Committee as they become due to the Factors or authorised Officers of the Universities. The Committee are empowered, in cases of exceptional merit, to afford assistance beyond the payment of the ordinary class fees, upon such conditions and under such regulations as they may prescribe. They shall also have power to withhold payment of fees from any Student who is guilty of misconduct, or who fails within a reasonable time to pass the ordinary examinations of the University or any of them. Any surplus remaining in any year from the income applicable to this head of expenditure shall be applied to the first head of expenditure. Extra Mural Colleges, Schools or Classes in Scotland, attendance at which is recognised as qualifying or assisting to qualify for Graduation, shall on application be entitled to participate under the first head of expenditure, to such an extent as the Committee may from time to time determine, and the Students thereof shall be admitted to the privileges of the second head. In the case of Schools or Institutions in Scotland established to provide Technical or Commercial Education, the Com. mittee may recognise classes, which, though outside the present range of the University curriculum, can be accepted as doing work of a University level, and may allow them and the Students thereof to participate under both heads of expenditure to such an extent as the Committee may from time to time determine.
Any surplus income which may remain after satisfying the preceding requirements is to be at the disposal of the Committee, who may expend it (1) in establishing or assisting to establish courses of lectures in convenient centres by Professors or Lecturers of the Universities or Extra Mural Colleges or Schools in Science and the subjects before mentioned; or (2) for the benefit of Evening Classes of Students engaged in industrial or professional occupations during the day; or (3) in any other way, the Trustees may think proper towards furthering the usefulness of the Universities in connection with the purposes expressed in the Trust-deed and Constitution.
The benefits of the Trust are to be available to Students of both
The Trustees are partly nominated, and there are also ex officio and elected members.
The offices of the Trust are at Merchants' Hall, Edinburgh, Secretary, Sir W. S. McCormick, LL.D.
Regulations for the Payment of Class Fees in the Universities and Extra-Mural Colleges of Scotland. 1. AGE.-Applicants must be over sixteen years of age.
II. NATIONALITY.-Applicants must be of Scottish birth or extraction, or must have given two years'attendance after the age of fourteen at a school or institution under inspection of the Scotch Education Department.
III. PRELIMINARY EDUCATION.-Applicants qualified under the two previous regulations who have been pupils of Schools under the Scotch Education Department will be eligible for assistance in the payment of class fees if they have obtained the Leaving Certificate of the Department, provided that it bears evidence of such preliminary education as is required by the Universities for their respective graduating curricula, or if it does not, provided that it has been supplemented by such passes either in the Scottish Universities Preliminary or other examination as will satisfy the above requirement of the Universities.
Where applicants have not been pupils of Schools under the Scotch Education Department, or where other good ground for not having obtained the Leaving Certificate can be shown, the Executive Committee have power to accept instead what they deem equivalent evidence of attainments in the shape of passes gained either in the Scottish Universities Preliminary or other examination, provided that no applicant will be considered eligible who has to pass any further preliminary examination before completing his graduating curriculum.
IV. COURSE OF STUDY.-Applicants in the Faculties of Arts and Science must have had their course of study for each academic year approved by the University Adviser of studies.
V. DEGREE EXAMINATIONS.-Applicants must have passed the graduation Examinations belonging to the previous stage of their curriculum before becoming eligible for assistance in the payment of fees of classes belonging to further stage.
VI. REPORTS ON ATTENDANCE AND WORK.-Beneficiaries come under an obligation to submit to the Executive Committee at the end of each session particulars as to their attendance and work, any distinctions they may have gained, and any graduation examinations they may have passed.
VII. ANNUAL ALLOWANCES IN THE VARIOUS FACULTIES. – The Annual Allowances towards payment of Class Fees offered to beneficiaries by the Trust in the various Faculties are as follows: in Arts (Ordinary), £9 for three years, and (Honours), £9 for four years, in all £27 and £36 respectively; in Science, £18. for three
years, in all £54 ; in Medicine, £20 for four years, in all £80; in Divinity, Music and Law (LL.B.), £7 for three years, in all £21; and in Law (B.L.), £5 for three years, in all £15. Any unexpended part of a Grant will be carried forward to the succeeding year.
VIII. ANNUAL ALLOWANCES IN COMBINATIONS OF FACULTIES. In combinations of Faculties the allowances available for beneficiaries are: (1) Arts and Science, two Arts Grants of £9 and three Science Grants of £15, in all £63 ; (2) Arts and Medicine, two Arts Grants of £9 and four Medicine. Grants of £20, in all £98; (3) Science and Medicine, two Science Grants of £18 and four Medicine Grants of £20, in all £116 ; payment to be made in the order above stated.
Endowment of Post-Graduate Study and Research.
CARNEGIE SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS. The Executive Committee of the Carnegie Trust, in issuing the following Regulations for Carnegie Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants, which define the purposes for which these are offered and the conditions under which they may be held, have not thought it desirable to determine the precise number of each to be annually awarded. This will depend on the demand—that is, on the relative number and character of the applications received. The Committee recognise that the funds at present at their disposal for this Scheme may prove inadequate to meet all deserving applications, and may make it necessary to fix a maximum limit on the amounts of individual grants; and they must always reserve to themselves the right to make a selection among the applicants after due consideration of their claims, and to decline to appoint a candidate or give a Grant, without being called upon to state any ground for their decision.
The Scholarships are intended to afford promising graduates an opportunity of training and proving their powers in higher study and research, and may in this way qualify Scholars for the Fellowships, for which evidence is expected of research already performed. The Committee desire to impress upon nominators to the Scholarships the necessity of limiting their nominations to those whom they believe to have a genuine interest in, and special capability for, higher study and research in some department within the scope of the Trust. In their consideration of the information given by a nominator regarding a nominee's fitness for the work proposed, the Committee may include the opinions of others who are also acquainted with his qualifications.