Rectorial Election result
Students have elected Charles Kennedy MP to serve as Rector of the University of Glasgow for the next three years.
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:
|Patrick Harvie MSP||527|
|Charles Kennedy MP||2374|
|Hardeep Singh Kohli||859|
|Patrick Harvie MSP||eliminated|
|Charles Kennedy MP||2605|
|Hardeep Singh Kohli||946|
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.
Martin Shannon, Media Relations Officer
Tel: 0141 330 8593
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First published: 27 February 2008