Last days to nominate new Rector

The nominations process will shortly close for the post of University Rector.

Prospective candidates have until noon next Monday (12 January) to submit their nominations, which must include signatures from at least 40 University staff and/or students.

The Rectorial elections will then be held online from 9.00am on 11 February until 7.00pm on 12 February using the University’s web portal MyEd.

Previous Rectors

The University Rector is elected every three years, with past Rectors including Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Winston Churchill.

Others to hold the post include the singer Donnie Monro and the footballer John Colquhoun. The current Rector is the former Green MSP, Mark Ballard.

The next Rector will be the 50th at the University, and the elections will mark 150 years since William Gladstone first took up the post. The role was formally established in law in 1858.


Nominations of candidates must be addressed to:

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Related Links

Rectorial Election: Forms and further details