Being Edinburgh
Being Edinburgh, the award.

Behind the scenes

To ensure full transparency we have detailed the selection process and shared details of the system used for online voting.

Selection committee

  • Applications will be shortlisted by a selection committee made up of a cross-section of the University community.
  • The selection committee will meet in early February and the shortlisted nominees will be contacted by the end of February. 
  • Members of the selection committee are not permitted to nominate or vote.

Who's on the 2021 committee?

Ellen Blunsdon

Alumna, Disabled Students' Officer at the University of Law

Mike Grieve

Student Relationship Manager and Senior Tutor, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute

Johanna Holtan

Program Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Niamh Martin-McGarrigle

Student, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Ellen MacRae

President, Edinburgh University Students' Association

Briana Pegado

Alumna, Executive Director at Creative Edinburgh

Ross Simpson

Head of Sports Development

Dr Neil Spiers

Widening Participation Manager

Liesbeth Tip

Clinical Fellow and PhD student in Clinical Psychology


Online vote

  • The online vote will use the University's Electronic Voting and Electoral System (EVES) which delivers a secure and reliable online voting service via MyEd.
  • Information Services will run the count procedure and produce the election results.