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Statute No. 11: Academic Dress

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Statute No. 11: Academic Dress

1. The official academic dress of the University is as set out in this Statute.

Chancellor

2.(1)The Chancellor's gown is black, faced with white silk and trimmed with gold braid down each front with a flap collar at the back faced with white silk and trimmed with gold braid and with open sleeves fully lined with white silk, trimmed with gold braid and turned back to form a triangle bisected by two loops of gold cord from the shoulders.

(2) The Chancellor's cap is a black velvet trencher cap with gold tassel and button and trimmed with three centimetres gold braid.

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Pro-Chancellor

3.(1) The Pro-Chancellor's gown is black, faced with white silk and trimmed with gold cord down each front with a flap collar at the back faced with white silk and trimmed with gold cord and with open sleeves fully lined with white silk, trimmed with gold cord and turned back to form a triangle bisected by two loops of gold cord from the shoulders.

(2) The Pro-Chancellor's cap is a black velvet trencher cap with gold tassel and button and trimmed with one-and-one-half centimetres gold braid.

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Vice-Chancellor

4.(1) The Vice-Chancellor's gown is black, faced with white silk and trimmed with silver braid down each front with a flap collar at the back faced with white silk and trimmed with silver braid and with open sleeves fully lined with white silk, trimmed with silver braid and turned back to form a triangle bisected by two loops of silver cord from the shoulders.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor's cap is a black velvet trencher cap with silver tassel and button and trimmed with three centimetres silver braid.

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Members of the Senate

5.(1) The gown for members of the Senate is either—

(a) the gown prescribed for the academic dress for their degrees; or
(b) a black gown similar to that described in Clause 9(1) but with a plain black collar and with the sleeves looped up with black braid from the shoulders.

(2) The cap for members of the Senate is a black cloth trencher cap unless they are wearing the academic dress for their degree and this includes a hat or cap.

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Graduates and Graduands of the University

Advanced Diplomas

6.(1) The gown is black, gathered onto a yoke and with wide sleeves with a vertical slit at the front.

(2) The hood is black, of the Oxford simple shape, and edged with three centimetres of silk of the prescribed colour.

(3) The cap is a black cloth trencher cap with black tassel.

Bachelor's Pass Degrees

7.(1) The gown is as described in Clause 6(1).

(2) The hood is black, of the Oxford simple shape, lined with silk of the prescribed colour and edged with white silk three centimetres wide.

(3) The cap is a black cloth trencher cap with black tassel.

Bachelor's Honours Degrees

8.(1) The gown is as described in Clause 6(1).

(2) The hood is black, of the Oxford simple shape, lined with silk of the prescribed colour and edged with gold silk three centimetres wide.

(3) The cap is a black cloth trencher cap with black tassel.

Graduate Certificates

9.(1) The gown is as described in Clause 6(1).

(2) The hood is black, of the Oxford simple shape, lined with silk of the prescribed colour five centimetres wide.

(3) The cap is a black cloth trencher cap with black tassel.

Graduate-entry and Graduate Diplomas

10.(1) The gown is as described in Clause 6(1).

(2) The hood is black, of the Oxford simple shape, lined with silk of the prescribed colour 10 centimetres wide.

(3) The cap is a black cloth trencher cap with black tassel.

Master's Degrees and Professional Practice Doctorates

11.(1) The gown is black, gathered onto a yoke and with full sleeves slit horizontally to free the arms.

(2) The hood is black, of the Oxford simple shape and lined with silk of the prescribed colour.

(3) The cap is a black cloth trencher cap with black tassel.

Doctor of Philosophy

12.(1) The gown is as described in Clause 11(1) but with 10 centimetre wide full length front facings of scarlet silk with gold half wave lace on the outer edge.

(2) The hood is black, of the Oxford simple shape and lined with scarlet cloth.

(3) The cap is a black velvet trencher cap with gold tassel.

Other Doctorates

13.(1) The gown is as described in Clause 11(1) but with silk facings of the prescribed colour 10 centimetres wide the full length of the front.

(2) The hood is as described in Clause 11(2).

(3) The cap is a black velvet trencher cap with black tassel.

Higher Doctorates

14.(1) The gown is scarlet, gathered onto a yoke at the sleeves and the back, with facings of the prescribed colour 10 centimetres wide the full length of the front, and fully lined sleeves of silk of the prescribed colour.

(2) The hood is scarlet, of the Oxford simple shape and lined with silk of the prescribed colour.

(3) The cap is a black velvet trencher cap with gold tassel.

Undergraduates

15. The academic dress for undergraduates of the University is a plain black gown.

Colours of Silk Linings and Facings

16. The colours of the silk linings and facings for the University’s academic dress are as prescribed in the University Policy on: Academic dress colours of silk linings and facings.

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