The Secretary of the General Council, Dr Mike Mitchell, is due to retire in February 2018, and the University is seeking an inspiring candidate to replace him for an initial term of four years.
Members of the Business Committee
The February 2018 Election will see five new members elected to the Business Committee for an initial period of four years from 1 August 2018; current Business Committee Membership may be viewed here: read more.
It is now time to elect five new members of the General Council Business Committee.
We have seven outstanding candidates from a variety of backgrounds and industry sectors, all of whom are committed to the University of Edinburgh and keen to play a greater role in its future governance. You can find out more about the candidates by visiting www.general-council.ed.ac.uk/elections and selecting the ‘Election Status’ tab.
What’s it about?
If you have ever graduated from the University of Edinburgh then you are a member of its General Council. This was set up a very long time ago (1858) to give all graduates a voice and a role in the life of the University. It keeps an eye on the University’s “well-being and prosperity” by interacting with it at many levels - academic, management and students. Importantly, it also elects the Chancellor and three independent members of Court, the governing body.
The GC Half-Yearly Meeting took place at 1.15pm on Saturday 10th June in the QMRI building, Little France, Edinburgh. This was a free event preceded by a light lunch and followed by four revolving sessions covering Big Data, Imaging, Dementia and a tour of the Ann Rowling Neurology Clinic. This successful event was very well attended and provided an opportunity to illustrate developments in the Medical School and showcase some of the wonderful IIG projects currently taking place.
Here's what some of our participants had to say:
February 2017’s Half-Yearly Meeting and Lunch took place on Saturday 18 February 2017 in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. A Reception and Lunch was held in the historic and impressive setting of the Playfair Library Hall at 12.30pm and after lunch members were entertained by a talk from Mr Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.
The next Statutory Half-Yearly Meeting will take place on Saturday 24 February 2018 in the new basement meeting facilities of the recently refurbished McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh. The incoming Principal, Professor Peter Mathieson will attend and give a presentation. 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.