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Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016

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5Interview of certain applicants
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(1)If—

(a)an application for the position of senior lay member of the governing body of a higher education institution is made in the correct form in response to an advertisement under section 4(1), and

(b)the application appears to the committee mentioned in section 3(1) to show that the applicant meets the relevant criteria with respect to the position,

the applicant must be invited to an interview conducted by the committee.

(2)If the applicant satisfies the committee at such an interview that the applicant meets the relevant criteria, the applicant is entitled to stand as a candidate in an election for the position.

(3)The governing body of the institution is to offer every applicant for the position reimbursement of reasonable expenses that are incurred by the applicant in attending such an interview.

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