Hustings for Rectorial candidates

Hustings are being held for candidates in the Rectorial Elections to put forward their arguments before voting opens.

The debate takes place at 8.30pm at the Teviot Debating Hall on Tuesday, 10 February.

The candidates who will speak about the platform on which they stand are MSP George Foulkes and journalist Iain Macwhirter.

Rectorial Election 2009 - candidates


Voting for the Rectorial Elections then opens at 9am on Wednesday, 11 February, and closes at 7pm on Thursday, 12 February.

Staff and students are able to vote online during this time through the University webportal MyEd.

How to vote

Find out how to vote in the Rectorial Election.

Rectorial Election voting


The election marks 150 years since William Gladstone first took up post of Rector at the University.

The role was established by an 1858 Act of Parliament. The Rector chairs the University Court, the Governing body of the University, and is elected every three years.

The Rector to be elected will be the 50th person to hold the post. The current Rector is former Green MSP Mark Ballard.

Hustings for Rectorial Election

Tuesday 10 February 2009, 8.30pm

Tuesday 10 February 2009, 8.30pm

Teviot Debating Hall, Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL.

Find Teviot Row House on campus maps

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