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5. Meetings of the Council
There shall be held in every year at least three meetings of the Council.
Upon the written request of the Chair of the Council, or of no fewer than five members, the Secretary shall convene a Special Meeting of the Council. Such requisition shall specify the object of the desired meeting and the Secretary shall within seven days after receipt of such requisition convene a Special Meeting to be held within twenty-eight days of the date of the notice convening the meeting, and shall specify the objects for which the meeting has been called.
In the absence of the Chair of the Council the Chair shall be taken at any meeting of the Council by the Deputy Chair (if appointed) and in the absence of both the Chair and any Deputy Chair shall be taken by such one of the members present, not being a member of the staff or a student, as those members may elect.
Twelve or such larger number as the Council may from time to time prescribe shall be a quorum of a meeting of the Council. When necessary the Chair of the meeting may call for a vote to determine any question arising thereat. In the case of an equality of votes the Chair of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.