(1) This Rule prescribes:
(2) This Rule applies to:
(3) Academic dress will be worn on the following occasions:
(4) The prescribed academic dress standards of the University are set out in the associated procedures.
(5) The colour standards for the purposes of academic dress are as defined in the British Colour Council (BCC) Dictionary of Colour Standards, 1951 edition, and the numbers which follow are those by which the Dictionary identifies the colours approved for the purpose of academic dress.
(6) Gold (BCC 114), Bottle Green (BCC 25) and Black are the official distinguishing colours of the University.
(7) The colours used for gown facings, hoods or stoles should represent discrete groupings of graduates of broadly cognate disciplines rather than the specific award. The following broad groupings of colours are to be used for new awards:
(8) Already agreed colours outside of the above broad groupings remain unchanged and may be used as the basis for future awards in the same discipline area.
(9) The colours for the academic dress of each award of the University are set out in the Schedule of Colour Standards for Academic Dress.
(10) The Vice-Chancellor or delegate may approve new award colours. New award colours will be considered and recommended by the University's Academic Program Committee as part of the process for approval of new awards.
(11) The Vice-Chancellor pursuant to Section 29 of the University of New England Act makes this University Rule.
(12) University Representatives and Students must observe it in relation to University matters.
(13) The Rule Administrator is authorised to make procedures and guidelines for the operation of this Rule. The procedures and guidelines must be compatible with the provisions of this Rule.
(14) This Rule operates as and from the Effective Date.
(15) Previous policy on Academic Dress is replaced and has no further operation from the Effective Date of this new Rule.
(16) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Rule, the Vice-Chancellor may approve an exception to this Rule where the Vice-Chancellor determines the application of the Rule would otherwise lead to an unfair, unreasonable or absurd outcome. Approvals by the Vice-Chancellor under this clause must be documented in writing and must state the reason for the exception.
(17) Academic Dress means the gown, hood or stole and cap, or combination thereof, worn by persons who are entitled to wear them by virtue of their completion of a University award, or hold a status that entitles them to assume them.
(18) Effective Date is the date on which this Rule will take effect.
(19) Graduand is a person who has completed all the requirements of an award but who has not had the award conferred.
(20) Student means an Admitted Student or an Enrolled Student, at the relevant time.
(21) UNE Act means the University of New England Act 1993 No 68 (NSW).
(22) University Representative means a University employee (casual, fixed term and permanent). contractor, agent, appointee, UNE Council member, adjunct, visiting academic and any other person engaged by the University to undertake some activity for or on behalf of the University. It includes corporations and other bodies falling into one or more of these categories.