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Meet the Rector

Staff and students are invited to meet the Rector at an event on Tuesday 9 February.

Photo of the University Rector, Steve Morrison

‘Meet the Rector’ takes place in the Teviot Dining Room from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

This informal event provides staff and students with an opportunity to meet the current Rector, Steve Morrison.

No tickets are required and all staff and students are welcome.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Current Rector: Steve Morrison

Mr Morrison, an alumnus of the University, is a television producer and broadcaster.

He holds both an undergraduate degree and an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from the University. He was the first student to run for Rector in 1969.

After university, Mr Morrison attended the National Film and Television School and joined Granada Television in 1974. He formed Granada Film, which won two Oscars with My Left Foot.

He later became the Director of Programmes and then Chief Executive of Granada. He left to found All3Media, Britain’s largest independent television production group employing hundreds of staff.

Mr Morrison was instrumental in the formation of the campaign group Third World First, which later became the anti-poverty organisation People and Planet.

He currently sits on the advisory board of the Edinburgh College of Art.

The Rector

The primary role of the Rector is to preside at the University Court.

The Rector also chairs meetings of the General Council in absence of the Chancellor.

They work closely with students and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA).

Related links

The Rector

University Court