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The Glasgow Caledonian University Order of Council 2010

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General powers of the University Court

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5.—(1) The University Court has all the rights, powers and privileges necessary or expedient to conduct the University, to carry out or promote its objects and to ensure its well-being.

(2) Without prejudice to the foregoing generality it is in the power of the University Court for the advancement of the objects of the University—

(a)to form relationships, associations or affiliations with other educational institutions, and such other public and private bodies;

(b)to initiate, establish, maintain, acquire or dispose of any companies or any other legal entities, whether charitable or commercial, alone or in association with any other persons or entities;

(c)to provide research, design, development, testing, laboratory, consultancy and such other services, in such manner and on such terms and conditions as the University Court may determine;

(d)to undertake, acquire or dispose of any trade or business whatsoever;

(e)to create and maintain codes of conduct required for the maintenance of standards and good order within the University;

(f)to enter into contracts;

(g)to acquire, hold and dispose of any undertakings, rights, assets or liabilities;

(h)to buy, hold, lease, construct and sell any heritable or moveable property (including stocks, shares, loans and intellectual property rights) and to borrow and to give and take security of all types;

(i)to invest University monies and assets as it considers appropriate;

(j)to approve student bodies, entities and associations;

(k)to create and own intellectual property, and make and own discoveries and inventions of any type and to exploit these commercially;

(l)to establish and maintain an alumni association;

(m)to employ staff;

(n)to sue and be sued in the name of the University;

(o)to admit persons to, and manage all aspects of their education at and relationship with, the University and prescribe in its rules the requirements for matriculation and the conditions under which students shall be admitted to the University or to any particular course of study;

(p)subject to consultation with the Senate, to grant degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic awards pursuant to section 48(2) and (3) of the Act to persons who have met the prescribed conditions;

(q)subject to consultation with the Senate, to grant fellowships, scholarships, studentships and other distinctions as it deems appropriate provided that all fellowships, scholarships, studentships and other distinctions so granted shall be granted and held subject to prescribed conditions; and

(r)subject to consultation with the Senate, to deprive persons of any degrees, diplomas, certificates, fellowships, scholarships, studentships or other awards granted to them by the University Court.

(3) The University Court shall exercise its powers—

(a)in accordance with the provisions of this Order; and

(b)solely to conduct the University, carry out or promote its objects and ensure its well-being.

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