ELECTIONS

Business Committee Elections

Five members of the Business Committee are elected every year. Elections are held each February and are overseen by a representative of the Electoral Reform Society. At present, elections are by online voting with the option of a postal ballot on request. Online voting is being recommended with the expectation of encouraging members of the General Council to participate in the Elections.

Notice of forthcoming Elections, and the offices for which elections will be held in the following February, are published in advance in the winter issue of the Billet  along with candidate statements. This information will also be available on the General Council website with notices being sent out by email.

Nomination forms can be downloaded here. The closing date to receive nomination forms in the General Council office is 21 November 2018.

 

Election Status

Dr Edward Bruce RITSON

Dr Edward Bruce RITSON

MBChB 1961, MD 1967

Proposer Professor Stuart Macpherson, OBE, MBChB, FRCS, FRCP, FRCGP

Seconder Professor Ann Smyth, BSc, MPhil (ClinPsychol), PhD

Relevant experience: mental health consultation, teaching at Edinburgh University and collaborative international research with WHO. Service on Business Committee and previously as Convener of its Academic sub-committee.

These experiences have revealed the importance of prioritising quality, valuing diversity and ensuring the wellbeing of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff.

 

Ms Moyra Elizabeth Mackenzie FORREST

Ms Moyra Elizabeth Mackenzie FORREST

MA 1970

Proposer Professor Stuart Macpherson, OBE, MBChB, FRCS, FRCP, FRCGP

Seconder Mr Gordon Cairns, LLB 1979

A retired research librarian and city councillor, I am interested particularly in the opportunities for the University from the City Deal. I am seeking second term on the Business Committee as I value its role as a critical friend to the University – especially in turbulent times.

 

Lady Joyce Ethel CAPLAN

Lady Joyce Ethel CAPLAN

BEd 1967

Proposer Mr John Clifford, MSc 1990

Seconder Mr Gordon Cairns, LLB 1979

President of Friends of Edinburgh University Library, Trustee of Scottish Pen, Chair of Poetry Association of Scotland. I have taught English Literature at Edinburgh University for 25 years and am committed to maximising students’ learning opportunities within the University framework.

I Chair, and have Chaired, several Scottish NGOs.

 

Ms Sophie Elizabeth MARSHALL

Ms Sophie Elizabeth MARSHALL

MA 2012

Proposer Miss Sophie McCallum, MA 2009, MSC 2012

Seconder Ms Judith Drake, MA 2014, MSC 2016

As a passionate advocate for the accessibility of education, I will continue to examine the physical and societal barriers that exist, and push for a diverse and open university. I will also ensure the University prioritises student and staff welfare to ensure it remains a creative environment cultivating new ideas.

 

Mr Laurentiu Florin PRODAN

Mr Laurentiu Florin PRODAN

MINF 2012

Proposer Ms Pia-Maria Bododea, MA 2015

Seconder Mr Patric Manual Fulop, BSC 2014

My strengths lie primarily in business and finance, and I would like to use my skills to ensure that as many people as possible can feel transformed by their university experience. The world is evolving at an exponential pace and I hope to contribute new ideas to the Committee’s activity.

 

Mr John Gilbert MILLICAN

Mr John Gilbert MILLICAN

BSc 1973

Proposer Professor Stuart Macpherson, OBE, MBChB, FRCS, FRCP, FRCGP

Seconder Mr Gordon Cairns, LLB 1979

My wide experience in business and sport coupled with a desire to contribute to the University has allowed me to make a strong contribution to the Business Committee. I believe that I can continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that we contribute effectively.

 

 

How to Vote

If you studied at the University after 2003 then you will be familiar with MyEd. The alumni version of MyEd is optimised for alumni and provides single secure location for all contact information and secure services including online voting.

  • If you used MyEd as a student you can use your existing username and password to login
  • If you already use the MyEd Alumni Portal then simply login as usual
  • If you have have registered for previous elections then you do not need to register again. Just login using the same username and password.

Once you are in MyEd you will find the Online Voting Channel and further instructions on how to cast your vote. Once you are in MyEd Alumni Portal you may not immediately see the Online Voting Channel where there are further instructions on how to cast your vote. If the voting channel is not obvious click on the 'Services' tab and it should appear there. You may also wish to use the 'Customise' tab to add the voting channel to your Home page for the Portal to ensure that it is always there in the future.  Login now.

New Users

If you are new to MyEd then you need to complete the EASE registration process.

EASE is just a fancy name for the 100% super secure system that the University uses for all of its online facilities. Think of it as a master key that fits every electronic door on campus.

Why Register? I Just Want to Vote.

We need to verify your identity because University governance is a serious business. Register now.

Requesting a Postal Vote

Members are strongly encouraged to vote online, but if a postal vote is required you may request one. If you wish to receive a postal vote and have not previously opted for one, please send your request to the General Council Office, Charles Stewart House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT, email: general.council@ed.ac.uk, to be received by 28 November of the year prior to the election at the latest. 

 

Rules and Regulations

Regulations for General Council Elections

The Regulations for General Council elections contain the formal procedures and legal background for all elections. Click here

Nomination Papers

Business Committee Election Nomination Papers Click here

 

Protocol for General Council Elections

The practical procedures, information on the organisation of elections and additional details about the elections are described here. Click here

Alternative Vote election Rules

The Single Transferable Vote, when used for a single-winner election, is commonly known as the Alternative Vote. The detailed Alternative Vote counting rules are described here: Click here

STV-PR Election Rules

The detailed counting rules for the Single Transferable Vote applied to multi-winner elections are described here: Click here

Chancellor Elections

The General Council is responsible for the election of the Chancellor of the University. The current Chancellor is Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. Her Royal Highness was elected in March 2011, taking up post on 31 March 2011, and succeeded His Royal Highness Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh when he retired from the chancellorship held since 1953.

Election Status

C Election Status Update

The current Chancellor, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, took up post on 31 March 2011.

 

At present the chancellorship is held for life, therefore it is not anticipated that an election will be required for the foreseeable future.

How to Vote

If you studied at the University after 2003 then you will be familiar with MyEd. The alumni version of MyEd is optimised for alumni and provides single secure location for all contact information and secure services including online voting.

  • If you used MyEd as a student you can use your existing username and password to login
  • If you already use the MyEd Alumni Portal then simply login as usual
  • If you have have registered for previous elections then you do not need to register again. Just login using the same username and password.

Once you are in MyEd you will find the Online Voting Channel and further instructions on how to cast your vote. Once you are in MyEd Alumni Portal you may not immediately see the Online Voting Channel where there are further instructions on how to cast your vote. If the voting channel is not obvious click on the 'Services' tab and it should appear there. You may also wish to use the 'Customise' tab to add the voting channel to your Home page for the Portal to ensure that it is always there in the future.  Login now.

New Users

If you are new to MyEd then you need to complete the EASE registration process.

EASE is just a fancy name for the 100% super secure system that the University uses for all of its online facilities. Think of it as a master key that fits every electronic door on campus.

Why Register? I Just Want to Vote.

We need to verify your identity because University governance is a serious business. Register now.

Requesting a Postal Vote

Members are strongly encouraged to vote online, but if a postal vote is required you may request one. If you wish to receive a postal vote and have not previously opted for one, please send your request to the General Council Office, Charles Stewart House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT, email: general.council@ed.ac.uk, to be received by 28 November of the year prior to the election at the latest. 

 

Rules and Regulations

Regulations for General Council Elections

The Regulations for General Council elections contain the formal procedures and legal background for all elections. Click here

Nomination Papers

Business Committee Election Nomination Papers Click here

 

Protocol for General Council Elections

The practical procedures, information on the organisation of elections and additional details about the elections are described here. Click here

Alternative Vote election Rules

The Single Transferable Vote, when used for a single-winner election, is commonly known as the Alternative Vote. The detailed Alternative Vote counting rules are described here: Click here

STV-PR Election Rules

The detailed counting rules for the Single Transferable Vote applied to multi-winner elections are described here: Click here