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Ceremonial Dress Policy

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Section 1 - Purpose

(1) The aim of this Policy is to set out the dress to be worn by officeholders at official and ceremonial functions of the University.

Scope

(2) This Policy applies to all ceremonial and official functions at which ceremonial dress is worn.

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Section 2 - Glossary

(3) Nil.

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Section 3 - Policy

Part A - Official Ceremonial Dress

Chancellor (Chancellor)

(4) The Chancellor (Chancellor) will wear a black damask gown with nine metallic 35 millimetre gold oak-leaf bands on the sleeve with a 70mm wide gold fabric band lined with 15mm gold oak-leaf on the outer side exists on the front facing. The collar, bottom edge of the gown, sleeves and rear vent are also lined with gold oak-leaf. On his or her head, the Chancellor (Chancellor) will wear a black mortarboard with gold oak-leaf on base and a gold tassel or bonnet pertaining to his or her post doctoral award.

Deputy Chancellor (Deputy Chancellor)

(5) The Deputy Chancellor (Deputy Chancellor) will wear a black damask gown with four metallic 35 millimetre gold oak-leaf bands on the sleeve. A 70mm wide red fabric (Pantone 1797) band lined with 15 millimetre oak-leaf on the outer side exists on the front facing. The collar, bottom edge of the gown, sleeves and rear vent are also lined with gold oak-leaf banding. On his or her head, the Deputy Chancellor (Deputy Chancellor) will wear a black mortarboard with gold oak-leaf on base and a gold tassel or bonnet pertaining to his or her post doctoral award.

Pro Chancellor (Pro Chancellor)

(6) The Pro Chancellor (Pro Chancellor) will wear a black damask gown with metallic 35 millimetre gold oak-leaf bands at the arm opening, top and bottom of the sleeve. A 70 millimetre wide red (Pantone 1797) fabric on the front facing. The collar, bottom edge of the gown, sleeves and rear vent are also lined with gold oak-leaf banding. On his or her head, the Pro Chancellor (Pro Chancellor) will wear a black mortarboard with gold oak-leaf on base and a gold tassel or bonnet pertaining to his or her post doctoral award.

Vice-Chancellor and President (V-C & President)

(7) The Vice-Chancellor and President (V-C & President) will wear a black damask gown with seven metallic 48mm gold oak-leaf bands on the sleeve. The front facing, the collar, the bottom edge of the gown, the sleeves and the rear vent are all lined with gold oak-leaf. On his or her head, the Vice-Chancellor and President (V-C & President) will wear a black mortarboard with gold oak-leaf on base and a gold tassel or bonnet pertaining to his or her post doctoral award.

Council Members

(8) Members of the University Council will wear a black gown manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Master. About the neck, he or she will wear a stole of red fabric (Pantone 1797) consisting of two tails each one and a half metres long and 10 centimetres wide, fixed to a collar having the dimensions 33 centimetres wide and 20 centimetres deep, having square corners at the back of the neck. The stole is embroidered with the Coat of Arms, in full colour, on both tails at chest height. It is worn showing colour on both sides. On his or her head, the Council member will wear a black mortarboard and a black tassel or bonnet pertaining to his or her post doctoral award.

Head of Campus (HoC)

(9) The Head of Campus (HoC) will wear a black gown manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Master. About his or her neck, the Head of Campus (HoC) will wear a stole of orange fabric (Pantone 166) consisting of two tails each one and a half metres long and 10 cm wide, fixed to a collar having the dimensions 33 centimetres wide and 20 centimetres deep, having square corners at the back of the neck. The stole is embroidered with the Coat of Arms, in full colour, on both tails at chest height. It is worn showing colour on both sides. On his or her head, the Head of Campus (HoC) will wear a black mortarboard and a black tassel or bonnet pertaining to his or her post doctoral award.

University Secretary (Uni Sec)

(10) The University Secretary (Uni Sec) will wear a black gown manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Master. About the neck, the University Secretary (Uni Sec) will wear a stole of black damask fabric consisting of two tails each one and a half metres long and 10 centimetres wide, fixed to a collar having the dimensions 33 centimetres wide and 20 centimetres deep, having square corners at the back of the neck. The stole is embroidered with the Coat of Arms, in full colour, on both tails at chest height. On his or her head, the University Secretary (Uni Sec) will wear a black mortarboard and a black tassel or bonnet pertaining to his or her post doctoral award.

Part B - Use of Dress by Acting and Other Officers

(11) Where a person is acting in, or is authorised to act for, the position of an officer for which an official ceremonial dress is provided in accordance with this Policy (for example, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) acting for the Vice-Chancellor and President (V-C & President) at a graduation ceremony), and that officer does not have an official ceremonial dress designated under this Policy, the officer acting may wear that official ceremonial dress of the officer for whom the person is acting.

(12) Despite clause 11, only the Chancellor (Chancellor) may wear the official dress of that office. Where the Deputy Chancellor (Deputy Chancellor) acts in the place of the Chancellor (Chancellor), the Deputy Chancellor (Deputy Chancellor) will wear the official dress of his or her office. Where the Pro Chancellor (Pro Chancellor) acts for the Chancellor (Chancellor) or Deputy Chancellor (Deputy Chancellor), the Pro Chancellor (Pro Chancellor) will wear the official dress of his or her office. A person acting for the Chancellor (Chancellor) during a vacancy in that office may wear the official dress (except where that person is the Deputy Chancellor (Deputy Chancellor) or Pro Chancellor (Pro Chancellor)).

(13) A Head of Campus (HoC) will wear the official ceremonial dress prescribed under this Policy when undertaking the ceremonial or official duties of their role.

(14) A member of a committee of the Council who is not a member of Council may, for the term of their membership of the committee, wear the ceremonial dress of a member of Council.

(15) A former member of the Council, Head of Campus (HoC) or University Secretary (Uni Sec) may wear the official ceremonial dress prescribed for the respective office after their departure from that office at ceremonies conducted by the University, but will be distinguished from a current member or holder of an official position by not wearing the mortar board (or bonnet) pertaining to that position.

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Section 4 - Procedures

(16) Nil.

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Section 5 - Guidelines

(17) Nil.