The Court is the University’s governing body and is the legal persona of the University.
By the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889, the University Court is a body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal; and all the property belonging to the University at the passing of the Act was vested in the Court.
The present powers of the Court are defined in the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966, and include among others:
The 1966 Act stipulates the procedures by which Court may exercise its powers.
Emergency procedures are stipulated in the Act intended to accelerate the Ordinance and Resolution procedures in cases of urgency.
This article was published on Jul 12, 2010