the university of Birmingham states that they may revoke a degree if 'whose name shall have been removed for misconduct by a properlyconstituted legal authority from any official register or roll of membersof the profession to which he belongs' does this mean if you are disbarred or struck off from the British Medical Council, then they can take your degree?
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Taking a degree because of cheating seems like a good cause. The way I see it is they'll only look into you cheating if you become world renown in whatever field your studying (as people will become curious about your past) or if you doing something deceitful in the future which also attracts attention to you.
but would a good cause only constitute deceit/cheating or could the university use it as a way to deprive degrees of former students for any reason?
Think of the sort of situation where a former student was so disgraced, that the uni would no longer wish to be associated with them. A doctor being struck off by the GMC could well constitute grounds for withdrawing their degree.