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Scottish Statutory Instruments
4th June 2008
Laid before the Scottish Parliament
6th June 2008
Coming into force
1st September 2008
At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 4th of June 2008
By the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council
Their Lordships make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred upon Them by sections 48 and 60 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992(1) and all other powers enabling Them to do so.
1. This Order may be cited as the Academic Awards and Distinctions (Additional Powers of the University of Aberdeen) Order of Council 2008 and comes into force on 1st September 2008.
2. In this Order–
“the Act” means the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992; and
“the Institution” means the University of Aberdeen.
3.—(1) The Institution is specified as competent to grant all degrees, diplomas, certificates or other academic awards or distinctions as may be granted in pursuance of section 48(2) and (3) of the Act.
(2) The power conferred by paragraph (1) is in addition to any other power of the Institution to grant degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic awards and distinctions.
(3) The date specified for the purpose of section 48(2)(a) of the Act is 1st September 2008.
(4) If the name of the Institution is changed the competence to grant any of the degrees, diplomas, certificates or other academic awards or distinctions specified in paragraph (1) shall continue to apply to the Institution as re named.
Clerk of the Privy Council
(This note is not part of the Order)
The power of the University of Aberdeen to confer degrees derives from the power vested in its Chancellor in persona by the University’s Papal Bull of 1495. This Order gives the University of Aberdeen the power to grant degrees and other academic awards and distinctions jointly with other institutions; to authorise other institutions to grant such awards on its behalf; and after due investigation, to deprive persons of such awards.
Article 3(3) provides that the institution may grant such awards and distinctions in respect of courses and programmes of study completed on or after 1st September 2008.
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