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Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016

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10Composition of governing body
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(1)The membership of the governing body of a higher education institution is to be composed of—

(a)the person appointed to the position of senior lay member by virtue of section 8,

(b)2 persons appointed by being elected by the staff of the institution from among their own number,

(c)1 person appointed by being nominated by a trade union from among the academic staff of the institution who are members of a branch of a trade union that has a connection with the institution,

(d)1 person appointed by being nominated by a trade union from among the support staff of the institution who are members of a branch of a trade union that has a connection with the institution,

(e)2 persons appointed by being nominated by a students’ association of the institution from among the students of the institution,

(f)such other persons as are appointed—

(i)by virtue of an enactment, or

(ii)in accordance with the governing document of the institution.

(2)For the purposes of paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (1), a trade union nominating a person from among a category of staff must be one that—

(a)is recognised by the institution in relation to the category of staff, as described in section 178(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, or

(b)otherwise appears to the institution to be representative of the category of staff, having regard to all relevant factors.

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