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Rector candidates announced

Two candidates are to contest the Rectorial Election 2015, which will take place 10-11 February.

2015 Rectorial election candidates

They are Steve Morrison and Peter McColl.

The Rector is elected for a period of three years, with the primary role of presiding at meetings of the University Court.

He/she also chairs meetings of the General Council in absence of the Chancellor and works closely with the student body and EUSA.


Steve Morrison is Non-Executive Chairman and a founding member of independent broadcast production company All3Media. He studied politics at Edinburgh.

Peter McColl is the University's current Rector. An Edinburgh alumnus, he is a writer, activist and charity worker.

Before voting opens, both candidates will put forward their arguments at the Rectorial Election 2015 Hustings.

Rectorial election hustings

Wednesday 4 February 2015, 6.30pm

Wednesday 4 February 2015, 6.30pm

Dining Room, Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

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How to vote

All current staff and students can vote in the election.

Voting will take place primarily through the 'Online Voting' tab on MyEd, and will be open from 9am on 10 February until 7pm on 11 February.

Ballot papers will be sent on 22 January to voters who have requested a postal vote, and must be returned to the Deputy Returning Officer by noon on 5 February.

Rectorial Election 2015: How to vote

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Further information

For further details of the election, including the history of the Rector's role and candidate statements, visit the Rectorial Election 2015 website.

For additional information on the regulations governing the election process, contact Dr Katherine Novosel.

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