(29 May 2015)
Voting has now opened for the next Chancellor of The University of Manchester. The voting will close on 18 June and the results will be announced on 22 June, with the successful candidate taking office on 1 August for a period of seven years.
Voting instructions have been issued by email from the University’s electoral agent Election Reform Services.
Lemn Sissay MBE, award-winning writer and broadcaster, the Rt Hon Lord Peter Mandelson, former Cabinet Minister and Sir Mark Elder CBE, Hallé Music Director, have all been nominated and now face a vote by the electorate.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, said: “The Chancellor of the University, while a ceremonial office, brings with it significant ambassadorial responsibilities in helping to promote the University’s achievements regionally, nationally and internationally.
“The Chancellor presides over meetings of the University’s General Assembly and undertakes other ceremonial duties on behalf of the University, something Tom has done with great enthusiasm in his time as Chancellor.”