The Principal's Office

Ms Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is Vice-Principal Strategic Change and Governance and University Secretary, Head of the University Secretary's Group.

The University Secretary is Secretary to the University Court, the University’s governing body, and has overall responsibility for a range of central professional services including development and alumni; international; communications and marketing; student services; governance and strategic planning; human resources and internal audit.

Areas of responsibility

  • Secretary to the University Court, the University's governing body
  • Overall management of the University Secretary's Group which comprises over 1200 staff (approx 650 FTEs)
  • Overall responsibility for a range of central professional services including development and alumni; international; communications and marketing; student services; governance and strategic planning; human resources and internal audit.

University level committee membership

  • Committee on University Benefactors
  • Estates Committee
  • Ethical Fundraising Advisory Group
  • Exception Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • People Committee
  • Policy and Resources Committee
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • University Executive

Contact details

Sarah can be contacted via her Personal Assistant Anda Nicolson on the telephone number below, or direct by email.

Ms Sarah Smith

Vice-Principal Strategic Change and Governance; and University Secretary

  • University Secretary's Office
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Old College
South Bridge

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9YL

Related Link

Court home page