General Council appointments

The General Council holds responsibility for the appointment of a number of key figures within the University.

The Chancellor

The Chancellor of the University is elected by the members of the General Council. The Chancellor usually holds this office for life. Find out about the current University Chancellor.

General Council Assessors to the University Court

Every two years the General Council nominates one of its members to serve as an assessor to the University Court for a four-year term. Find out about the current assessors on the University Court membership page.

Business Committee members

Business Committee elections are held every two years and are due to take place in 2023. Find out more about the Business Committee and its current membership.

Business Committee Elections 2021

An election to fill six vacancies on the Business Committee from 1 July 2021 opened on 10 May 2021 and closed on 7 June 2021. The election took place online by means of the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. There were eighteen candidates. A total of 676 votes were cast.

The following candidates were elected:

  • Ms Wendy Russell
  • Mr Callum MacLeod
  • Mr John Edward
  • Dr Ralitza Nikolaeva
  • Revd Matthew Lawson
  • Ms Lauren Stewart

The Business Committee election results (Excel) have been made available to view. Many thanks to all those who stood for election and to those who voted in the election.