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The Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (Scotland) Order of Council 2007

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14.  (1)  The Court shall establish a Senate which shall be constituted and regulated in a manner specified by the Court from time to time on the recommendation of the Principal.

(2) The Court shall delegate to the Senate–

(a)its functions relating to the academic work of the University and any functions incidental or ancillary thereto;

(b)its function of conferring on any person higher and other education awards including degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic awards or distinctions and honorary degrees; and

(c)its function of depriving the recipient of an award (referred to in article 3(2)(b)(ii)) of that award:

provided that the Principal shall be accountable to the Court, having regard to the powers of the Court, for the proper discharge by the Senate of the functions delegated to it in terms of this paragraph.

(3) The Senate shall be responsible for maintaining the academic standards of the University.

(4) In discharging any functions delegated to the Senate by the Court, the Senate shall have all the powers and duties of the Court in relation to those functions and may make recommendations to the Court on such matters as it shall think fit.

(5) The Court shall make arrangements to ensure that the Senate discharges its functions.

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