The statutory meeting of the General Coucil will take place at 10.30am this Saturday 16th February, in the School of Law, Old College. Principal, Professor Peter Mathieson, will present the Annual Report from the University. If you have a question you would like to ask the Principal please email it to: GeneralCouncilQuestions@hotmail.co.uk, either beforehand or during the meeting, and the Principal will endeavour to answer as many as possible.
GENERAL COUNCIL COURT ASSESSORS
As agreed by the General Council at its half yearly meeting there are new arrangements for appointing General Coucnil Asserssors. Please see here for information about the currently advertised vacancies. Applications close on February 25th.
January’s meeting of the Public Affairs Standing Committee (PASC) considered community engagement from the student perspective, having previously heard from the University’s viewpoint, the presentation from Georgie Harris, the EUSA Vice President Community, complimented this nicely.
Short Life Working Group on International issues
Academic Standing Committee of the General Council Business Committee held on Monday 24 January 2019
Meeting with outgoing Finance Director
The Finance and Services Standing Committee of the Business Committee met with Phil McNaull, the outgoing Finance Director who is leaving at the end of December. It was a good meeting with an open exchange covering his reflections on what the University has achieved during his tenure and some thoughts on the key issues facing the university going forward.
23 January 2019
The Constitutional Standing Committee (CSC) met again on January 23rd to continue its work in reviewing and updating the Constitutional arrangements for the General Council. Progress is in part determined by the University's work to amend its Ordinances to comply with the Higher Education Governance (Scotland)Act 2016.
The next Statutory Half-Yearly Meeting will take place on Saturday 16 February 2019 in the newly refurbished School of Law in the Old College Quad. An early tour of the new facilities, by Professor Martin Hogg, Head of the School of Law, is planned for before the meeting at 9.30am, and will give members an opportunity to see some of the significant changes and renovations that have transformed this building. Those who wish to take part in the tour should please contact the General Council Office as capacity is limited.
Members of the Business Committee
The February 2019 Election will see five new members elected to the Business Committee for an initial period of four years from 1 August 2019; current Business Committee Membership may be viewed here: read more.
The summer meeting was held on Saturday June 9th 2018. A buffet lunch in the foyer of the Appleton Tower gave participants the opportunity to mingle and learn about three of the projects which have received innovation and Initative Grants.
In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), on registration attendees' permission was sought for the photographs taken at the event to be shown on our website. These can be viewed in the media section of this website.
February 2018’s Half-Yearly Meeting and Lunch took place on Saturday 24 February 2018 in the meeting facilities of the recently refurbished McEwan Hall. The After-Lunch speaker was JJ Chalmers the TV Presenter and Invictus Games Medallist, who gave an impressive and really inspiring talk. Members also had a chance to view the magnificent ceiling in the newly restored auditorium and to look at the names of the donors who contributed to the renovations in the 'Pathway of Enlightenment'.
The University and Africa: Past, Present and Future
The February 2019 General Council Half-Yearly Meeting will be held in the newly refurbished School of Law in the Old College Quad. An early tour of the new facilities, planned for before the meeting, will give members an opportunity to see some of the significant changes and renovations that have transformed this building. The meeting will take place at 10.30am and our Principal, Professor Peter Mathieson, will present the Annual Report from the University.