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If a university says it will revoke a degree on 'good cause' does that just mean if you obtained the degree through cheating/deceit?
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.
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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?
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one university says 'Under the Ordinances of the University, Senate may deprive a student or former student of any awardwhen it has good cause to do so. The University reserves the right to investigate allegations ofmisconduct arising against former students under these regulations, in order to ascertain the facts anddetermine any penalties which should be imposed in such cases'
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(Original post by polpo)
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?
The uni couldn't just take away a degree for any reason at all - they would have to be able to make a good case for it. The most likely reason would be deceit/cheating, but there could be other things like being found guilty of a serious crime.

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.
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