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The General Council welcomes comments and queries and can be contacted through the current Secretary of the General Council, Professor Ann Smyth, or the Assistant to the Secretary, Ms Alison MacLeary

General Council Office
The University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Alison MacLeary - Assistant Secretary
0131 650 2152
Ann Smyth - Secretary
0131 650 2237
Email: General.Council@ed.ac.uk


Statement on Election of Members of the Business Commitee

The following are the successful candidates in the recent elections and their appointments were announced at the Half-Yearly Meeting on 1 February 2020:

Mrs Almira Delibegovic-Broome


Further to its approval of the final Draft of University of Edinburgh Ordinance No. 216 concerning removal of Members of the University Court the University Court is empowered to determine by Resolution the procedure to be followed in exercising the power to remove Court members. The University...

Gordon Cairns’ term of office as Vice-Convener of the Business Committee is due to end on July 31st, 2020. He indicated that he was willing to serve for a second term. The Business Committee followed the procedures laid out in the Constitutional Arrangements for the election of a Vice-Convener...