The Sponsio Academica is the oath, originally in Latin, taken by students matriculating into the four ancient Scottish universities (Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Aberdeen and Glasgow).
I acknowledge that, in all matters relating to the teaching and discipline of the University, I willingly place myself under the jurisdiction of the Senatus Academicus, and I recognise that if, in the opinion of the Senatus, my studies or my conduct are unsatisfactory, it has the authority to forbid my continuance upon courses qualifying for a degree.
The following text is appended to the Sponsio on a student's matriculation form, and forms part of the agreement entered into with the University.
I confirm that the information I have given on this form is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, complete and accurate. I understand that if I have made a false or misleading statement, or have omitted significant information, the University may terminate my registration. I undertake to observe the Ordinances and Resolutions of the University and abide by the rules and the regulations which the University makes for its students from time to time. I consent to the University’s use of the disability information I provide for the compilation of statistics, and to put support arrangements in place. I note that the University is required by law to provide this information to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. I acknowledge that I am personally liable to the University of payment of fees. In the event of any fee paying authority or other person or body not making payment on my behalf, I undertake to make payment of the full amount due to the University.
This article was published on Oct 21, 2011