The Chancellor is Chairman of the General Council and nominates an Assessor in the University Court.
The Chancellor is elected by the University’s General Council, and remains Chancellor for life. Degrees are conferred by her, or by the Vice-Chancellor.
In its 150 years of existence, only eight individuals have held this position, the highest in the University.
The Chancellor’s Awards, first awarded in 2003, recognise outstanding contributions to the University through teaching or research by staff members.
HRH The Princess Royal has held the position of Chancellor of the University since March 2011.
She succeeds HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who stepped down from the role in 2010, having held it since 1953.
The Princess Royal is also Patron of the University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
This article was published on Jul 21, 2008