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May 2015

Election of the Chancellor

(27 April 2015)

Three candidates have now been nominated for the office of the Chancellor to begin on 1 August 2015.

Voting in this election, which will take place via postal and online ballot, will open on Tuesday, 26 May. Voting instructions will be issued by email and by post (to those that have requested a postal vote) directly by the University’s electoral agent, Electoral Reform Services (ERS).

Voting in the election will close at noon on Thursday, 18 June and the results will be announced by the University onMonday, 22 June.

The three nominees are:

Lemn Sissay

Rt. Hon. Lord Peter Mandelson

Sir Mark Elder, CBE


The Role of the Chancellor

The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University and as such acts as a figurehead and an ambassador, working with the President and Vice-Chancellor and other senior officers 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 and representative duties on behalf of the University. The Office is held for a period of seven years and the holder may not be re-elected.