# Reduce spacing between the top and chapter title

I'm using this template - http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/ThesisStyle1.1/

I'm trying to change the space between the chapter title and the top of the page. I want to reduce it a title bit but can't figure out what part to change.

Really it's better to make a self contained example rather that refer to off site archives, but anyway as far as I can see that class just inputs the standard book class and inherits the chapter format from there.

book uses the following two macros for the numbered and star form respectively. The space at the top is set at 50pt but you could adjust to whatever you want.

\makeatletter
\vspace*{50\p@}%
{\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
\ifnum \c@secnumdepth >\m@ne
\if@mainmatter
\huge\bfseries \@chapapp\space \thechapter
\par\nobreak
\vskip 20\p@
\fi
\fi
\interlinepenalty\@M
\Huge \bfseries #1\par\nobreak
\vskip 40\p@
}}