Rectorial Election result

Students have elected Charles Kennedy MP to serve as Rector of the University of Glasgow for the next three years.   Charles Kennedy MP

The results of the online election were announced to candidates and their supporters in the Randolph Hall shortly after polls closed at 5pm on Wednesday 27 February 2008.
The full election result was as follows:


Aamer Anwar 1261
Patrick Harvie MSP 527
Charles Kennedy MP 2374
Hardeep Singh Kohli 859
Spolit/NTV 87
Quota 2511.5
Total 5108


Aamer Anwar 1414
Patrick Harvie MSP eliminated
Charles Kennedy MP 2605
Hardeep Singh Kohli 946
Spolit/NTV 143
Quota 2483.5
Total 5108

Charles Kennedy will be officially installed as new Rector, succeeding Mordechai Vanunu, on 10 April 2008.

The Rector is elected by the students of the University and not only represents the students but is also, ex-officio, the Chairman of the University Court, the body which administers the resources of the University.

The Rector is not active in University strategy or policy-making. The role is principally as spokesperson and representative for student issues. The Rector's participation in events is entirely voluntary and depends on their own availability and choice.

Further information:

Martin Shannon, Media Relations Officer
Tel: 0141 330 8593

SRC webpages on the office of Rector:

First published: 27 February 2008