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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


Election for five members of the General Council Business Committee - Nominations wanted

There will be an election for five members of the Business Committee in February 2021.

The deadline for nominations for the vacancies on the Business Committee is Wednesday 18 November 2020...

Over the past few weeks the University's Protocol office has been working with our neighbouring Universities, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh Napier and Queen Margaret and our wonderful colleagues in the CAM video team to create an online service featuring the key elements of the usual event to mark...

The next General Council Half-Yearly Meeting will be held on Saturday 6th February 2021. The meeting will take place at 10.30am and our Principal, Professor Peter Mathieson, will present the Annual Report from the University.