Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/GG/K
TitleRecords relating to Conference of University Convocations
Extent10 files
DescriptionPapers relating to Conferences of University Convocations held in the 1970s and 1980s, including a sequence of records relating to the conference held at University of Birmingham in 1987. The series also contains one file relating to the University Constituency, and records of other meetings on alumni matters within the University of Birmingham and with external organisations.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Conference of University Convocations succeeded the Joint Standing Committee of Convocations, which was formed in 1918 in response to the establishment of the Combined English Universities Constituency. The JSCC was made up of representatives of graduate associations within the Combined English Universities Constituency, and was intended to identify and support suitable electoral candidates. Due to the risk of party bias the JSCC soon widened its remit to become a forum for discussion of graduate interests more broadly, and graduate associations outside of the University Constituency were allowed to join. The University Constituency was abolished in 1948 and the JSCC became the Conference of University Convocations in 1952 (and later Conference of University Convocations and Graduate Associations). The CUC held an annual conference where representatives of graduate associations could discuss matters of shared interest.