Court of Convocation Statute 2016
Title and commencement
This statute is made pursuant to section 4 of the University of Auckland Act 1961, as amended by the Education Act 1989 and may be cited as the Court of Convocation Statute 2016. This statute repeals and replaces the Court of Convocation Statute 2007. It comes into force on 11 April 2016.
This statute applies to members of the Court of Convocation and those eligible to become members.
This statute defines the principles and procedures that govern the registration of members of the Court of Convocation.
Under section 4(7) of the University of Auckland Act 1961, the Court of Convocation may make representations to Council on any matter concerning the interests of the University.
1. The Registrar will ensure that the Register is prepared and maintained.
2. The Register may be maintained in such a format (or formats) as the Registrar, after consultation with the Council, determines.
3. The Register will (subject to section 4) contain the names and the contact addresses of persons entitled to be enrolled on the Register under the University of Auckland Act 1961.
4. Consistent with the provisions of subsection 5 of section 4 of the University of Auckland Act 1961 each person will be entitled to have his or her name enrolled on the Register of the Court of Convocation (without fee) who:
- is a graduate of the University or
- not being such a graduate, is a professor or graduate full time member of the staff of the University
- being a graduate of the University of New Zealand is not by reason of that qualification enrolled on the Register of the Court of Convocation for any other University in New
- under section 23A of the New Zealand University Act 1908 was enrolled or entitled to be enrolled on the register of the Court of Convocation of the University of Auckland at the 31st day of December, 1961, or
- was an undergraduate member of the University of Auckland at the 31st day of December, 1961, and became a graduate of The University of New Zealand after that date.
5. A person who is not enrolled on the Register and who believes that he or she is entitled to be enrolled on the Register under the provisions of this statute or section 4 of the University of Auckland Act 1961, may apply to the Registrar for enrolment. Each application for enrolment will contain such evidence of the facts and matters the Registrar may reasonably require to determine whether or not the applicant satisfies the requirements for enrolment on the Register.
The following definitions apply to this statute:
Council is the University's governing body which comprises lay, staff and student members.
Graduate means a person who has graduated from the University of Auckland.
Register means the list of members of the Court of Convocation.
Registrar means the Registrar of the University.
University means the University of Auckland and includes all subsidiaries.
Key relevant documents
Include the following:
Document management and control
Content manager: Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Owned by: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Registrar
Approved by: Council
Date approved: 11 April 2016
Review date: March 2019