In October 2020, students elected Leyla Hussein to be the new Rector, taking on the position from November. The Rector is a student representative, elected to serve your needs. They hold the title of President of University Court, the highest governing body of the University.
It's up to students to contact potential candidates asking them to consider running for the position, and then to create a campaign team.
Find out more about the role of Rector.
Questions about the election process should be sent to our Director of Wellbeing (DoWell@), who oversees the election process.
Nominating a candidate
- Email the candidate's 250-word statement and photo to the Returning Officer
- Send a hard copy of the nomination form, including 20 student signatures, to the Returning Officer (details on form)
- Send a hard copy of a signed code of conduct to the Returning Officer
- Send a hard copy of the charity trustee eligibility form to the Returning Officer
|Three-day nomination period begins
||9am, 5th October 2020
|Nomination period ends
||5pm, 7th October
|Checking of candidate nominations, and formal announcement of candidates standing
|Start of formal campaign period
||9am, 15th October to 5pm, 16th October
|Results of first election
||Evening, 16th October
If RON is "elected":
|New three-day nomination period begins
||9am, 9th November to 5pm, 10th November
|Results of second election
||Evening, 10th November
Running a Rector campaign
The Returning Officer has the authority to reject nominations based on inelegibility to serve as a charity trustee, or inability to fulfil the requirements of the role. They will oversee the conduct of the election, directing any reports of minor rule infringements to the Election Committee, and any major infringements to the Senate-appointed advisory panel.
The University's Chief Legal Officer, Roy Drummond (ChiefLegal@), is acting as Returning Officer.
The Election Committee is a student group responsible for promoting the rectorial election, ensuring the election is carried out fairly, dealing with minor allegations of infringements on election rules, monitoring and reimbursing election expenses, and arranging hustings. The 2020 committee consists of:
- Senior Elections Officer: Emma Walsh (DoWell)
- Association President: Dan Marshall (President)
- School President from Arts and Divinity: Elinor Layne
- School President from Science and Medicine: Camiel Leake
- Honours student representative: Martin Caforio
- Sub-honours student representative: Alasdair Richmond
- SRC member: Anna-Ruth Cockerham