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Universities (Scotland) Act 1889

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5 University Courts. Election and term of office of assessors. Incorporation of University Court. President of meetings of Courts.U.K.

(1)F1 ...

Seven members of each University Court shall be a quorum.

The rector may, before he appoints his assessor, confer with the students representative council.

(2)F2... every F2 ... rector and rector’s assessor shall continue in office for three years, but in the event of the F3... rector ceasing to hold office his assessor shall continue to be a member of the University Court until an assessor is nominated by the new F3... rector and no longer F4 ... No member of the Senatus Academicus of any University shall be entitled to vote or take part in the election of any assessor of the general council of that University F4 ...

(3)The University Court shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, which shall be judicially noticed, and all the property, heritable and moveable, belonging to the University, or to any existing college forming part of the University at the passing of this Act, whether the title to such property has been taken in the name of the University or such college, or in name of any person or persons in trust for or on behalf of the University or such college, shall be and is hereby vested in the University Court F2 ...

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(5)The rector, and in his absence [F6the senior lay member] shall preside at meetings of the University Court, and in the absence of both of them a chairman for the time shall be elected by the meeting. The person presiding at any meeting of the University Court shall have a deliberative vote, and also a casting vote in case of equality.

[F7(5A)In subsection (5), “senior lay member” means the person appointed to the position by virtue of section 8 of the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016.]

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