UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 18 June 2003
Present: Principal, Professors Sewel, Logan. Houlihan. Dr JG Roberts, Professors Rodger, Torrance, MacGregor, Ms C Macaslan, Professors Thomson, Sleeman, Baker, Joliffe, Bruce, Racey, Sharp, Macinnes, Gane, Webster, Killham, Jordan, Fraser, Bryden, Graham, Flin, Dawson, Watson, Leboutte, Simpson, Howe, Player, Ayres, Roberts, Beaumont, Mitchell, Hunter, Ditchburn, Secombes, Dr B Fennell, Dr S Kunin, Ms R Buchan, Dr J Murdoch, Ms M Ramsay, Dr WF Long, Dr AD Clarke, Mr I Stephanov, Mr G Pryor, Professors Duff, Hotson, Lurie, Salmon, Saunders, Shucksmith, Swanson, Adams, Dr D Adams, Dr P Benson, Mr WT Brotherstone, Ms L Clark, Dr G Coghill, Dr J Geddes, Dr C Gray, Dr D Hay, Dr M Holmes, Dr J King, Dr PR Kinnear, Dr X Lambin, Dr J MacDowall, Dr H MacKenzie, Ms DW McKenzie Smith, Dr D Macphee, Dr MR Masson, Dr A Memon, Dr D Pearson, Dr LJ Philip, Mrs ML Ross, Dr J Skakle, Mr SC Styles, Dr M Syrotinski, Dr C Thomson, Dr SP Townsend, Dr M White, Dr N Dower, Mr D Cockburn, Mr J Dunphy, Mr M Raith with Ms J Duncan in attendance.
Apologies for absence were received from Professors Templeton, Urwin, Little, Alexander, Dunkley, Ms L Stephen, Professors Archbold, Blaikie, Gow, Reid, Dr S Lawrie, Dr J Farmer, Dr D Heddle, Mrs B Hookey, Dr A Hull, Dr WD McCausland, Dr P Tomassi, Dr H Wallace and Ms D White.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
CONSULTATION ON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
circulated concerning three consultation documents on University Research: a consultation on the Review of Research Assessment; a consultation on reforming parts of the Dual Support System in regard to the Sustainability of University Research; and a consultation on the Development of Threshold Standards for Research Degree Programmes. [Minute 755 refers].
744.2 Since the closing date for response to all three documents was 30 September 2003, i.e. before the next meeting of the Senate, Professor Houlihan indicated that the University’s response would be formulated in early September and would be circulated to the academic community before submission.
744.3 Senate noted that comments on the proposals should be submitted by 1 September at the latest, so that these could be taken into consideration in preparing the University’s response.
COLLEGES: AN OUTLINE PROPOSAL
745.1 The Principal introduced a paper concerning the proposal to establish three academic Colleges (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes). The Principal indicated that, in broad terms, he was in favour of the proposal, and recognised that the details to underpin the principles needed to be developed. While the establishment of Colleges would not solve all of the University’s problems or avoid difficult decisions being made, the Principal believed that the proposal provided the framework for improving the University’s teaching and learning provision and would provide the most effective model to distribute resources to provide high level research. The proposal would also provide greater intellectual integrity and coherence than the present structures.
745.2 Professor Sewel indicated that the proposal was the culmination of a long and detailed process of analysis: this had commenced after the publication of the results of the last research assessment exercise; had continued during discussions concerning the possible merger with The Robert Gordon University; and had taken account of a detailed analysis of the costed academic plans that had been developed this academic year. He indicated that, as a consequence of this information and analysis, the University was now aware, at a detailed level, of the opportunities and of some of the threats concerning the University’s intellectual activities.
745.3 Professor Sewel apologised for the speed with which the proposed changes had been formulated and brought forward for discussion. This was the consequence of rapid changes in the external environment and, in particular, the funding councils’ decision to bring forward the next research assessment exercise by one year. As a consequence of these changes, there had been sustained and detailed consultation throughout the University over the last month in particular, and the paper brought before the Senate had been much changed, compared with the original proposal, as a consequence of the consultation process.
745.4 Professor Sewel indicated that the Senate was being asked to approve, in principle, the decision to create three Colleges, and he believed that one of the main concerns would probably be clarity in relation to the internal governance of the Colleges. Much thought had been given to whether the proposal should be prescriptive in this regard, but this had been considered not to be the best way forward: it was considered unlikely that one model would suit all colleges. It would be for the Heads of College to bring forward detailed proposals for approval by the Principal; and that, in doing so, the Heads of College would undertake consultations in accordance with the guiding principles for academic governance as stated in the paper, with their proposals being tested against those principles.
745.5 Professor Sewel formally commended the proposal to the Senate. The Deans were then asked to summarise the consultations that they had undertaken before opening the debate.
745.6 Each Dean, in turn, informed the Senate of the consultations that they had undertaken and encouraged within their Faculties. And the Senate noted that, where appropriate, consultations had also been undertaken with colleagues from other Faculties where, under the proposed college structure, staff currently in different Faculties would become part of a single college.
745.7 The consensus of opinion emanating from all Faculties was one of positive support for the proposals while echoing the comments recorded above concerning the speed with which the proposals had been brought to the Senate and the detail, particularly in regard to internal governance, that required to be addressed. Nevertheless, staff recognised that the proposal to establish Colleges would bring opportunities to explore new configurations, both in teaching and research, and that new opportunities would be created for students and staff. There was also a general view that decisions needed to be taken quickly to finalise the allocation of staff and academic units to Colleges. The need to establish good cross-college linkages and encourage inter-college activity had also been identified.
745.8 During the discussion that followed, the following main points were noted:-
In addition to the above, several members expressed support for the proposal and the underlying principles, and this view was overwhelmingly supported by a show of hands. The Senate, therefore, for its part, approved the proposal to establish three academic colleges: a College of Life Sciences and Medicine; a College of Arts and Social Sciences; a College of Physical Sciences.
MOTION FROM PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
746.1 After discussion, the Senate approved the following motion, which was proposed by Mr Cockburn and seconded by Mr Raith:
"That the Senate believes that students should be given every opportunity to develop their transferable skills while at the University. Senate recognises the role that the Students’ Association and its activities, as well as part-time paid and voluntary work, has to contribute to the acquisition and development of such transferable skills, in addition to those acquired through academic study."
746.2 In approving the above motion, the Senate noted that the University Committee on Teaching and Learning had already established a working group to consider Personal Development Planning in a wider context, and that the group included representation from the Students’ Association.
REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY COURT
(27 May 2003)
1. Outcome of Costed Academic Plans: Proposals to Create a College Structure
747.1 The Senate noted that the Court had approved in principle proposals to create a College structure, on the understanding that appropriate consultation with staff and students be undertaken in the preparation of more detailed proposals on the internal governance of the individual Colleges, upon which Court would take a formal decision on whether to approve the College structure at its next meeting.
747.2 The Court, having approved in principle the establishment a College structure, also approved the appointment of, with immediate effect, the following individuals as Heads of College (Designate), with authority to take forward preliminary planning for transition to the new structure:
Proposed College of Arts & Social Sciences Professor B D MacGregor
Proposed College of Life Sciences & Medicine Professor S D Logan
Proposed College of Physical Sciences Professor A A Rodger
747.3 These appointments would be translated on the date of the formal establishment of Colleges to substantive appointments as Heads of College, with the title and status of Vice-Principal, for a fixed period of five years subject to review after an initial twelve months.
2. Membership of the University Committee on Teaching and Learning
747.4 The Senate noted that the Court had approved a recommendation of the Senate of 07.05.03, that "a representative from each Faculty, nominated by the Dean" be added to the composition of the UCTL instead of "the Conveners of the Faculty Teaching & Learning Committees (or equivalent)" being in attendance.
3. Library Access Policy
The Senate noted that the Court had approved, on the recommendation of the Information Management Committee the Library Access Policy, as approved by Senate, for its part, on 07.05.03.
REPORT FROM THE JOINT PLANNING, FINANCE AND ESTATES COMMITTEE
(13 May 2003)
REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON TEACHING AND LEARNING
(23 May 2003)
749.1 The Senate approved the proposed Institutional Academic Profile (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes).
749.2 The Senate approved revised procedures for Internal Teaching Review (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes).
749.3 The Senate approved the UCTL response to the issues raised by the Senate on 7 May 2003 in regard to the revised Code of Practice on Student Discipline (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes) and agreed to forward to the University Court the draft Resolution that had been considered at the Senate on 7 May 2003, after amendment in light of the above paper from the UCTL.
749.4 The Senate approved revisions to the remit and composition of the Students’ Progress Committees (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes), and agreed to delegate authority to the Students’ Progress Committees to take decisions on behalf of the Senate in regard to item 2 of the remit, with appeals against such decisions being to the University Court (as is currently the case in regard to item 1 of the remit).
749.5 The Senate approved the addition of the following duty to the Job Description of Undergraduate Progress Committee Conveners:
‘To consider applications from UK and EU undergraduate full-time students seeking support from the University for their application for payment of tuition fees from public funds for a repeat period of study.’
749.6 The Senate noted that the revision had been proposed in the light of the above revisions to the remit and composition of the Students’ Progress Committee.
749.7 The Senate approved a revised policy on Certification of Absence on Medical Grounds or other Good Cause (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes). The revisions had been made (i) to bring the document in line with the revised Guidance Notes on Academic Appeals and Student Complaints that would be brought to the Senate in November 2003 and (ii) to address guidance from the Scottish Executive Health Department guidance regarding the provision of medical certificates.
749.8 The Senate approved the following revision to paragraph 6.11.2 of the Academic Quality Handbook in regard to teaching on Wednesday Afternoon Teaching (additions being shown in bold, deletions being
"The University’s policy is that Departments may request that teaching activities be timetabled on a Wednesday
afternoon after 1.00 pm in the Winter, and Spring and Summer Terms provided that the same activities are available at another time during the same week. This should ensure that students have the choice to attend on Wednesday afternoons or at some other time. Requests for exemption from this policy (e.g. for School Placement or Clinical Teaching) should be submitted to the Assistant Registrar, Registry Services for consideration by the Vice-Principal (Teaching & Learning)."
749.9 The Senate approved procedures for dealing with Allegations of Plagiarism against Graduates of the University (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes), which had been prepared in consultation with the Deans, the Academic Standards Committee (Postgraduate) and senior staff in the School of Law.
749.10 The Senate approved a Policy on Permitting Students to Tape Record Lectures that would form Appendix 5.20 of the Academic Quality Handbook (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes).
749.11 The Senate approved recommendations in regard to ensuring compliance of non-Honours and Designated Degrees with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes).
11. Role of External Examiners in Approving First Half-Session CAS marks
749.12 The Senate noted that, following a request from a Head of School, the UCTL had given consideration to the University’s procedures for approving first half-session CAS marks and results. Following consultation with Heads of School/Department, the UCTL had agreed to reaffirm the current policies for (a) the approval/moderation of marks and results and (b) the selection of scripts and other work to be sent/made available to the External Examiner, with the proviso that Schools/Departments may apply to the UCTL for "non-Honours" CAS marks to be provisional until June: the result of these courses, however, should be confirmed by External Examiners in January/February.
749.13 The UCTL had further agreed that Heads of School/Department should ensure that, in consulting prospective External Examiners as to their willingness to act prior to submitting a formal nomination to the University, they should specify the University’s requirements for External Examiners in regard to the timing of scripts and other work that they would be asked to review, and of the marks/results that they would be asked to approve, which should be in accordance with the University’s policies as defined in Section 7 of the Academic Quality Handbook.
749.14 Heads of Department in the Faculty of Education had also requested a change in the policy whereby overall course CAS marks were only released to students by the Registry. The undergraduate and postgraduate CPD credit-bearing provision was undertaken on a part-time basis, often by distance learning and did not have fixed starting points. Students were able to embark on courses at any time of the year and often required a pass in one course before they were permitted to register for another course. Assessments were usually in-course assignments rather than examinations. Current practice in the Faculty was that they released provisional marks to these students and that the External Examiner usually only confirmed these annually in June: thus these marks could remain provisional for many months. Students who had provisionally failed were permitted to resit and the resit was usually undertaken and marked before the Examiners had confirmed the first attempt provisional mark.
749.15 In addition, PCGE students had a guaranteed induction year that commenced in the August immediately following the completion of their studies. In order that there was no delay in the commencement of their induction year, the Faculty had requested that these students also be permitted to resit any failed assessments before the External Examiner confirmed the mark.
749.16 The Senate noted that, following discussion of this matter at the UCTL, it had been agreed that, exceptionally, the Faculty of Education could continue to release overall provisional course CAS marks together with feedback to students, with these marks being confirmed by the External Examiner(s) three times each year. This had been approved on the proviso that, in the case of marks in the range CAS 7-10, candidates’ scripts should be sent to the External Examiner(s) on a monthly basis for confirmation of the CAS marks before the marks were released to the students. This would enable those students who had failed a course to be offered a resit opportunity as soon as possible.
12. Code of Practice on Teaching
749.17 The Senate noted that the UCTL had approved the addition of the following to the end of the Code of Practice for Undergraduate Teaching and the Code of Practice: Postgraduate Taught Student:
Code of Practice for Undergraduate Teaching
‘Problems and Difficulties
The University aims to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for its undergraduate students. However, from time to time students will encounter problems and difficulties. Complaints should be addressed in the first instance to the person who is in charge of the particular area of the University's activity concerned, e.g. a Head of School/Department about academic matters, a Warden about residential matters. Your Adviser or the Students' Association will assist you if you are unsure as to how to pursue a complaint.'
Code of Practice: Postgraduate Taught Students
‘Problems and Difficulties
The University aims to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for its postgraduate students. However, from time to time students will encounter academic problems and difficulties. In the first instance, they should raise them with their taught Postgraduate Co-ordinator, but if this is not possible they should see their Head of Department. If problems continue, they may wish to contact the relevant University Postgraduate Officer (via the University Postgraduate Registry).’
13. Race Equality Action Plan
749.18 The Senate noted that the UCTL had approved sections 4, 5 and 6 of the revised version of the Race Equality Action Plan.
14. Review of SENAS Forms and Procedures for Course and Programme Approval
REPORT FROM THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEES
New and Discontinued Courses and Programmes
750.1 The Senate noted that the Academic Standards Committee, on the recommendation of the relevant Faculties, had approved changes to the list of courses and programmes available as under, subject where indicated to resolution of queries with individual Schools and Departments:
Introduction of a new level 3 course: ‘Writing Anthropology’.
Withdrawal of the course: AT4002.
Introduction of a new Level 3 course: ‘Sports Practicum and Safety’ (replaces SR3013 and SR3505)
Withdrawal of courses: CE2015 and CE2515.
Introduction of a new level 2 course: ‘‘The Second Sex’? – Women in Culture and Society, c2000 – c1000’.
Introduction of new level 4 courses: ‘Middle Stages Focus (Module 1A p/t)’, ‘Upper Stages Focus (Module 2A p/t)’, ‘Nursery & Early Stages Focus (Module 3A p/t)’, ‘Teaching Modern Languages in the Primary School’, ‘Gaelic Medium Education’, ‘Science in the Primary Curriculum’.
Introduction of amended level 3 courses for Erasmus students: ‘Level 3 French Language 3’ (first half-session) and ‘Level 3 French Language 3’ (second half-session).
Introduction of new Level 4, Advanced Study Electives: ‘Basin Analysis’, ‘Geochemistry’, ‘Evolution’, ‘Palaeoecology’, ‘Geophysics’, ‘Hydrogeology’, ‘Ore Geology’, ‘Petrophysics’, ‘Bulk Resources’, ‘Sedimentary Environments’, ‘Petrology’ and ‘Tectonics’
Introduction of new Level 4, Electives in Research Techniques: ‘Current Issues in Geoscience’, ‘Techniques in Minerology’, ‘Techniques in Petroleum Geology’ and ‘Techniques in Sedimentary Basins’
Withdrawal of courses GL4016, GL4014, GL4005, GL4505, GL3506, GL3013, GL3501, GL3510, GL3511, GL4006, GL4009, GL4013, GL4510, GL4513, GL4514, GL3509
Introduction of a new level 2 course: ‘Conquering a Continent, c1800-1900’.
Introduction of new level 3 courses: ‘World War One: International Perspectives’, ‘The Thirty Years War’.
Introduction of amended level 2 courses: ‘Intermediate Italian 1’ (replacing IT2002), ‘Intermediate Italian 2’ (replacing IT502).
Introduction of a new level 1 course: ‘An Introduction to Local History’.
Introduction of new level 2 courses: ‘French Language and Society 1’, ‘French Language and Society 2’.
Introduction of new level 4 courses: ‘Legal Issues Involving Art and Antiquities (Honours)’, ‘Environmental Law (Honours)’.
Lifelong Learning Studies
Introduction of new level 3 courses: ‘Children in Need of Protection – Recognising & Responding to Abuse & Neglect’, ‘The Complex Professional Context of Child Care and Protection’, ‘Assessment, Planning and Decision Making in Child Care and Protection’, ‘Working with Children, Young People and their Carers in Child Care and Protection’.
Introduction of a new level 4 course: ‘Learning and Teaching with ICT in the Primary School’.
Introduction of new Level 4 courses: ‘Special Project in Philosophy for Medical Students’, ‘Health Studies in Education’, ‘Music: Historical Studies for Medical Students’, and ‘Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Medical Education’.
Politics and International Relations
Introduction of a new level 3 course: ‘East Asian International Relations’.
Introduction of new level 4 courses: ‘Diplomacy and Statecraft’, ‘"Development" and the Governance of the Global Political Economy’, ‘World Order in Transition: Global Governance and Political Challenges’.
Introduction of a new level 4 course: ‘Politics and Religion’.
Withdrawal of course ZO4801
(B) New and Withdrawn Certificate and Degree Programmes (Undergraduate)
Degree of Master of Arts
Introduction of new Joint Honours programmes in ‘Divinity and Legal Studies’, ‘Economics (Economic History) and Legal Studies’, ‘Economics (Economic Science) and Legal Studies’, ‘Economics (Political Economy) and Legal Studies’, ‘English and Legal Studies’, ‘Entrepreneurship and Legal Studies’, ‘Finance and Legal Studies’, ‘French and Legal Studies (Mode A)’, ‘French and Legal Studies (Mode B)’, ‘German and Legal Studies (Mode A)’, ‘German and Legal Studies (Mode B)’, ‘Hispanic Studies and Legal Studies (Mode A)’, ‘Hispanic Studies and Legal Studies (Mode B)’, ‘Legal Studies and Management Studies’, ‘Legal Studies and Psychology’.
Degree of Bachelor of Science
Introduction of new Honours programmes in Chemistry for the Offshore Industry, Chemistry with e-Chemistry, Biomedical Materials Chemistry
(C) Postgraduate Programmes
Introduction of a new programme: LLM in Intellectual Property Law
RACE EQUALITY ACTION PLAN
751. In noting the University’s Race Equality Action Plan (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes), the Senate agreed that the index to the Plan should clearly indicate that the objectives were derived from the guidance provided by the Commission on Racial Equality, that many of them were necessarily aspirational and that the core of the plan was the set of actions described under the heading "task".
APPOINTMENT OF UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE OFFICER
752. The Senate approved a recommendation from the relevant Deans that Professor Alison Saunders be appointed as a University Postgraduate Officer for Arts & Social Sciences for three years from 1 October 2003 vice Professor Burgess, who would become Convener of the Academic Standards Committee (Postgraduate) from that date vice Professor Racey.
APPOINTMENT TO STANDING COMMITTEES
753. The Senate approved the appointment of members to Senate standing committees, Senate representatives on joint committees of the Senate with the Court, and Senate representatives on committees of the Court, for the academic year 2003-2004 (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes).
DEADLINE FOR REFUSAL OF CLASS CERTIFICATES
754. The Senate approved a recommendation that the deadline for the notification to the Registry of the refusal of Class Certificates for those courses that had been given approval by the relevant Academic Standards Committee to be exempt from the two-year trial period for the abolition of the Class Certificate system be as follows:-
First half-session courses: 5.00 p.m. on 19 December 2003, i.e. on the last day of the Winter Term
Second half-session courses: 5.00 p.m. on 18 May 2004, i.e. on the Tuesday following the last day of teaching.
CONSULTATION ON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
755. The Senate noted a paper concerning three consultation documents on University Research, responses to which were invited by 1 September 2003 (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes). [Minute 744 above also refers].
GRADUATION CEREMONIES: NOVEMBER 2003
756. The Senate noted that degrees would be conferred at the Graduation Ceremonies in November 2003 as follows:-
Friday 28 November at 3.00 p.m.: Degrees in Arts & Social Sciences, Education, Divinity and Law
Saturday 29 November at 11.00 a.m.: Degrees in Science, Engineering and Medicine
ELECTION OF SENATE ASSESSORS TO THE UNIVERSITY COURT
757. The Senate noted that Professor LG Graham, Professor PR Beaumont and Mr SC Styles had been elected as Senate Assessors to the University Court for the period 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2007.
ELECTION OF SENATE ASSESSOR TO THE JOINT PLANNING, FINANCE AND ESTATES COMMITTEE
758. The Senate noted that Professor LG Graham had been re-elected as a Senate Assessor to the Joint Planning, Finance and Estates Committee for the period 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2007.
STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION : SABBATICAL ELECTIONS
759. The Senate noted that, in the recent Sabbatical Elections, the following had been elected to office with the Students’ Association for the academic year 2003/04:-
President : Ms Jenny Duncan
Vice-President (Advice & Support) : Mr David Donaldson
Vice-President (Finance & Commercial Services) : Mr Kenneth Miller
Vice-President (Sport) : Ms Louise Watt
Vice-President (Societies & Student Development) : Mr George Lang
GRADUATION CEREMONIES : JULY 2003
760. The Senate noted that the following would deliver graduation and laureation addresses at the July 2003 graduation ceremonies:-
Monday 7 July at 11.00 a.m.
Opening Address : Professor Houlihan
Honorary Graduand : Professor Alan Maynard (DSc) Promoter : Professor WC Smith
Graduation Address : Professor Maynard
Monday 7 July at 3.00 p.m.
Opening Address : Professor Houlihan
Honorary Graduand : Professor Edward Said (DLitt) Promoter : Dr B Fennell
Graduation Address : Professor Swanson
Tuesday 8 July at 11.00 a.m.
Opening Address : Professor Houlihan
Honorary Graduand : Sir Gerald Gordon (LLD) Promoter : Professor PR Duff
Honorary Graduand : The Rt Hon Lord MacLean (LLD) Promoter : Professor CHW Gane
Graduation Address : Sir Gerald Gordon
Tuesday 8 July at 3.00 p.m.
Opening Address : Principal
Honorary Graduand : Professor Sir Richard Doll (DSc) Promoter : Professor A Seaton
Graduation Address : Sir Richard Doll
Tuesday 8 July at 6.30 p.m.
Opening Address : Professor Sewel
Graduation Address : Principal
Wednesday 9 July at 11.00 a.m.
Opening Address : Principal
Honorary Graduand : Professor Crispin Wright (DLitt) Promoter : Professor LG Graham
Graduation Address : Professor Wright
Wednesday 9 July at 3.00 p.m.
Opening Address : Principal
Honorary Graduand : Professor Hugh Pennington (DSc) Promoter : Professor N Haites
Graduation Address : Professor Pennington
Thursday 10 July at 11.00 a.m.
Opening Address : Principal
Graduation Address : Chancellor
Thursday 10 July at 3.00 p.m.
Opening Address : Principal
Honorary Graduand : Professor Averil Cameron (DLitt) Promoter : Professor IR Torrance
Honorary Graduand : Ms Barbara Rae (DLitt) Promoter : Professor IR Torrance
Graduation Address : Professor Cameron
Thursday 10 July at 6.30 p.m.
Opening Address : Dr JG Roberts
Honorary Graduand : The Very Revd John Cairns (DD) Promoter : Professor IR Torrance
Honorary Graduand : The Revd Canon John Webster (DD) Promoter : Professor FB Watson
Graduation Address : Canon Webster
Friday 11 July at 11.00 a.m.
Opening Address : Professor Houlihan
Honorary Graduand : Professor Ian Isherwood (DSc) Promoter : Professor PF Sharp
Graduation Address : Professor Isherwood
GRADUATIONS IN ABSENTIA
761.1 The Senate noted that a list of those qualified to receive degrees, diplomas and certificates who had applied to have them conferred in absentia could be obtained from the Senate Office of the Registry. (copy filed with the principal copy of the Minutes).
761.2 Senate conferred the degrees on, and awarded the diplomas and other qualifications to, the persons stated.
PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
762. In closing the Senate meeting, the Principal expressed his thanks to Mr Cockburn for all his work for the Students’ Association and the University during his two years as President of the Students’ Association. He indicated that Mr Cockburn had enjoyed a remarkable two years and expressed his good wishes for the future. The Senate endorsed the Principal’s comments with acclamation.