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Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 17: Validity of board’s proceedings

34.Section 17 ensures that the validity of proceedings of the academic board of an HEI is not affected by any vacancy in membership or category of membership (paragraph (a)). It further provides that this validity is not affected by any defect in the appointment of a member of the relevant academic board (paragraph (b)).

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