Rector Elections

The Rector of the University of Glasgow is elected by the registered students of the University and the main role of the Rector is to represent the University’s students.

Glasgow is lucky to be one of only five universities to have a Rector. The Rector has a number of key duties representing students. He/She is expected to attend meetings of Court, the governing body of the University, to work closely with the SRC, and to bring student concerns to the attention of the University’s managers.

The schedule for the election is as follows:

  • 12 February – Rectorial Hustings: Come down to Boyd Orr on Wednesday 12th February at 1800 to see the candidates or their representative tell you why they want your vote in the Rectorial Election. They’ll be taking questions from the floor, so put your thinking caps on and get ready to quiz them.
  • 17th & 18th February – Voting Open: Between 9am on Monday 17th – 5pm Tuesday the 18th, voting in the election for rector will be open. Voting takes place online. You simply need your University login details and an internet connection. The link for voting will be widely advertised as soon as polls open.
  • 18th February – Election Results Announced: The result of the election will be announced 5pm in Randolph Hall (Gilbert Scott Building).

There are four candidates standing for election to be Rector of the University of Glasgow 2014-2017. To view their manifestos, head on over to the Rector Election 2014 manifestos page.