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Universities (Scotland) Act 1966

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Provision for Future Reconstitution of Older Universities

    1. 1. Reconstitution of older Universities.

  3. Part II Amendment of Constitutions and Powers of Existing Bodies, etc.

    1. University Courts

      1. 2. Constitution of University Courts.

      2. 3. Powers of University Courts.

      3. 4. Making of ordinances.

      4. 5. Ordinances made under former enactments.

      5. 6. Passing of resolutions.

    2. Senates

      1. 7. Constitution of Senates.

      2. 8. Powers of Senates.

    3. General Councils

      1. 9. Powers of General Councils.

      2. 10. General Council register.

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 11. University staff ineligible to become rector, or assessor on Court except in certain circumstances.

      2. 12. Annual reports and financial statements.

  4. Part III Provisions Consequential on Foundation of University of Dundee

    1. 13. Consequential provisions.

  5. Part IV Supplementary

    1. 14.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 15. Statutory Instruments Act 1946 not to apply to Orders in Council.

    3. 16. Interpretation.

    4. 17. Citation and commencement.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Composition of Courts of Older Universitites

      1. Part I

        1. St. Andrews

          1. (a) the rector; (b) the principal; (c) the master of...

      2. Part II

        1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      3. Part III

        1. Aberdeen

          1. (a) the rector; (b) the principal; (c) an assessor nominated...

      4. Part IV

        1. Edinburgh

          1. (a) the rector; (b) the principal; (c) six assessors elected...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Powers of University Courts

      1. Part I

        1. Powers exerciseable by ordinance

          1. 1.To amend the composition, powers and functions of the University...

          2. 2.To amend the composition of any other body set up...

          3. 3.To fulfil the purposes which are mentioned in sections 14...

          4. 4.To provide for the manner of election of readers and...

          5. 5.To prescribe the conditions under which the register of members...

          6. 6.To vary or revoke any of the ordinances set out...

      2. Part II

        1. Powers exerciseable by resolution

          1. 1.On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to regulate and...

          2. 2.On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to institute new...

          3. 3.On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to prescribe the...

          4. 4.On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to prescribe the...

          5. 5.After consultation with the Senatus Academicus, to found professorships and...

          6. 6.After consultation with the Senatus Academicus, to make regulations for...

          7. 7.After consultation with the Senatus Academicus and without prejudice to...

          8. 8.To regulate such other matters, not being matters which fall...

      3. Part III

        1. Powers exerciseable in accordance with procedure prescribed by the University Court

          1. 1.The powers mentioned in section 12 of the Act of...

          2. 2.The powers mentioned in section 13 of the Act of...

          3. 3.The powers mentioned in section 6 of the Act of...

          4. 3A.The power of appointing the principals of the Universities of...

          5. 4.To regulate the salaries of the principal, professors, readers, lecturers...

          6. 5.After consultation with the Senatus Academicus, to regulate the qualifications,...

          7. 6.To appoint such administrative staff as may be deemed necessary...

          8. 7.To determine the conditions and the scale on which pensions...

          9. 8.To regulate the amount, manner of payment, and appropriation of...

          10. 9.To make provision to enable the Senatus Academicus and the...

          11. 10.In this Part of this Schedule the expression “officers” includes...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Ordinances made under former enactments which may be varied or revoked only by ordinance made under this Act

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      List of Enactments Ceasing to have Effect on the Approval by Her Majesty in Council of an Ordinance Mentioned in Section 10 of this Act

      1. The following enactments are those mentioned in section 10(2) of...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Provisions applicable by virtue of section 13 of this Act to the University of St. Andrews after the foundation of the University of Dundee

      1. Constitution of the University and Colleges

        1. 1.(a) The University shall comprise two Colleges, being unincorporated societies...

      2. Principal, Vice-Principal and Heads of Colleges

        1. 2.(a) The principal of the University of St. Andrews shall...

      3. Bursaries

        1. 3.On and after the appointed day those bursaries which immediately...

      4. Construction of contracts etc.

        1. 4.On and after the appointed day any reference to the...

      5. Persons employed by College Council in St. Andrews

        1. 5.All persons employed in any capacity by the College Council...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Transfer of Property, Etc. to University of Dundee and other transitional provisions

      1. Transfer of property and liabilities

        1. 1.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, on the appointed...

        2. 2.(a) Before the appointed day the University Court shall submit...

        3. 3.(a) Within two months after the appointed day the University...

        4. 4.On the appointed day the funds, not being endowment funds,...

        5. 5.(a) All property vesting in or transferred to the University...

        6. 6.The transfer of property to and its vesting in the...

        7. 7.On the appointed day all liabilities incurred before the appointed...

        8. 8.Any dispute between the University Court and the University of...

      2. Bursaries

        1. 9.(a) On and after the appointed day those bursaries which...

      3. Construction of contracts etc.

        1. 10.On and after the appointed day any reference to Queen’s...

      4. Court Proceedings

        1. 11.All court proceedings pending at the appointed day to which...

      5. Construction of gifts, etc.

        1. 12.(a) On and after the appointed day any gift in...

      6. Officers and staff

        1. 13.On the appointed day— (a) all professors of the University...

        2. 14.(a) Any person who has been appointed before the appointed...

        3. 15.On or before the appointed day the University Court, after...

        4. 16.The persons referred to in paragraphs 13 and 14 of...

      7. Abolition of qualifying examinations and degrees in medicine etc. in the University of St. Andrews

        1. 17.(a) The University of St. Andrews shall on the appointed...

      8. Amendments to the Medical Act 1956 and Dentists Act 1957

        1. 18.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 19.. . . the University of St. Andrews shall on...

        3. 20.. . . . . . . . . ....

      9. Existing students

        1. 21.In consultation with the University of St. Andrews, the University...

      10. Compensation for loss of office

        1. 22.(a) Any person who suffers loss of office or employment,...

      11. Arbitration

        1. 23.Any question which requires, in accordance with paragraph 8 or...

      12. Interpretation

        1. 24.In this Schedule the expression “the University Court” means the...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

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