(1) This procedure supports the Academic Dress Rule and prescribes the academic dress standards of the University and the procedures for the establishment of a new award colour.
(2) This procedure applies to:
(3) A School may make an application in a new course proposal for a new award colour to be established where the proposed course is a new discipline area.
(4) Unless there is a compelling case, the new award colour will be represented by one distinct new colour and shall not be a combination of more than two colours (including the University mandatory gold).
(5) Double degrees (e.g. BA/LLB) are represented by the two sets of colours representing each degree and graduates of a double degree have the discretion to wear the degree colours of their choice (e.g. the BA or the LLB hood).
(6) Combined degrees (e.g. BA/BSc) are represented by the disciplinary colour that forms the majority of the credit points contributing to that degree. Where there is an even division, the choice of award colour will be on the recommendation of the Head of School proposing the new course.
(7) The Vice-Chancellor or delegate, in reaching a decision on the proposal for a new award colour, shall consider the appropriateness or otherwise of the current groupings for the new award and the size of the proposed graduating cohorts that merits a commercially viable order of new academic dress.
(8) The Chancellor will wear a black silk gown replete with gold ornaments, the yoke and facings trimmed with gold, and sleeves barred with gold; black velvet trencher cap with gold tassel, the cap edged with gold.
(9) The Deputy Chancellor will wear a robe similar to that worn by the Chancellor; a black silk gown with yoke and facings trimmed with gold and sleeves barred with gold; black velvet trencher cap with gold tassel, the cap edged with gold.
(10) The Vice-Chancellor will wear a robe and trencher similar to that worn by the Chancellor but trimmed with silver instead of gold.
(11) A Member of the University Council will wear the robes of her or his award or a black gown of the description worn by graduates holding the degree of Master, with hood of black cloth lined throughout with gold silk (BCC 114); black cloth trencher cap with gold tassel.
(12) The Esquire Bedell will wear the robes of her or his award or black Cambridge gown for the degree of Master, with a hood of gold cloth of the Cambridge doctorate pattern lined throughout with blue silk (BCC 162) and edged with red (BCC 210) and green (BCC 25) silk and black cloth trencher cap with gold tassel.
(13) A Fellow of the University will wear a black Cambridge gown for the degree of Bachelor, with a gold silk stole (BCC 114) of width 12.5 cm and total length 2.5 m, edged to a depth of 2 cm with green silk (BCC 25), with the shield of the University emblazoned on the left hand panel 150 cm above the end and black cloth trencher cap.
(15) A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), a festal gown of scarlet cloth of the Cambridge doctorate pattern faced with white silk with a narrow edging of gold silk (BCC 114); hood of scarlet cloth lined throughout with white silk and edged to a depth of 5 cm with gold silk (BCC 114); black velvet bonnet with black cord.
(18) Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate and sub-Bachelor Degrees:
(19) Undergraduate members of the University who attend graduation ceremonies and formal occasions where academic dress is specified are required to wear a bottle green (BCC 25) or black cloth gown and a black cloth trencher cap.
(20) Graduate members of the University who attend graduation ceremonies and formal occasions where academic dress is specified are required to wear the academic dress appropriate to the member's qualifications. Where the qualifications were completed at an institution other than the University of New England, the member may wear either the academic dress of that institution or the University of New England academic dress as appropriate to their highest qualification.
(21) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stole:
(22) Trencher Caps and Bonnets:
(23) 23. Holders of More than One Degree:
(24) The Procedure Administrator pursuant to the Academic Dress Rule, makes these procedures.
(25) University Representatives and Students must observe these procedures in relation to University matters.
(26) These procedures operate as and from the Effective Date.
(27) Previous procedures relating to the Academic Dress are replaced and have no further operation from the Effective Date of this procedure.
(28) 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.
(29) Cambridge Bachelor/Master/Doctoral Pattern means a graduation gown of black cloth, cut in the same pattern and style as graduates holding a degree of Bachelor/Master/Doctor from the University of Cambridge.
(30) Effective Date is the date on which this procedure will take effect.
(31) Festal Gown means a gown used at graduation ceremonies and special occasions which are coloured rather than the usual black for Bachelor and Master's gowns. Doctorate candidates are authorised to wear garments of brighter colours ie scarlet.
(32) Graduand is a person who has completed all the requirements for an award but who has not had the award conferred.
(33) Student means an Admitted Student or an Enrolled Student, at the relevant time.
(34) UNE Act means the University of New England Act 1993 No 68 (NSW).
(35) 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.