(introduced by section 25)

The Universities (Scotland) Act 1858

1(1)The Universities (Scotland) Act 1858 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 4 (university courts to be constituted), the words “consist of the members and” are repealed.

(3)In section 5 (powers of the senatus academicus and principal)—

(a)the words from “consist of” to “discipline of the University, and” are repealed,

(b)for the words “its property” there is substituted “the University’s property”.

The Universities (Scotland) Act 1889

2(1)The Universities (Scotland) Act 1889 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 5 (which makes provision about University Courts)—

(a)in subsection (1), the words before “Seven” are repealed,

(b)in subsection (2), the words “Chancellor or” are repealed in each place where they occur,

(c)in subsection (5), for the words “a vice-chairman elected by the Court from among all its members” there is substituted “the senior lay member”,

(d)after subsection (5) there is inserted—

(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..

The Universities (Scotland) Act 1966

3(1)The Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 2 (constitution of university courts)—

(a)in subsection (1), after the words “Subject to the provisions of section 17 of this Act” there is inserted “and Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the 2016 Act”,

(b)subsection (6) is repealed.

(3)Section 7 (constitution of senates) is repealed.

(4)In section 11 (university staff ineligible to become rector, or assessor on court except in certain circumstances), at the end of the proviso following paragraph (b) there is inserted “or the right of a person to be appointed in accordance with section 10(1)(b) to (d) of the 2016 Act”.

(5)In section 16 (interpretation), at the beginning of the list of defined expressions in subsection (1) there is inserted—

(6)In Part I (powers exercisable by ordinance) of Schedule 2, for paragraph 4 there is substituted—

4To provide for—

(a)the term of office of members of the Senatus Academicus,

(b)the manner of election of members of the Senatus Academicus, except those elected in accordance with rules made under section 16(2) of the 2016 Act..