We Need a Rector now!
The SRC is holding an emergency meeting to delay the Rectorial elections to the next academic year. We believe the members of the Students’ Representative Council should vote against delaying the election of the Rector as this will be severely harmful to expressing the views of students’ on university court.
To delay the election of the Rector is unacceptable.
The Rector sits on University court to take forward the views of students to the highest levels and holds a casting vote which is vital especially in light of proposed tuition fee increases and Brexit. By delaying the elections, there is one less seat on court that is supposed to recognize the needs and views of students. Why should the SRC choose to deny students a chance to have their view further recognised?
The University of Glasgow has been without an active Rector for three years as Edward Snowden has obviously been absent. Snowden’s term is now coming to an end in April 2017 but no candidates for Rector were confirmed in the previous nomination period due to some individuals not wishing to pursue the role or a lack of contact.
The SRC Emergency meeting will be held at 5.30pm, Tuesday 14th February (Williams Room, McIntyre Building). A decision then will be made to delay or reopen nominations.
Sign the petition (using your Glasgow University student email address) to put forward the view that the SRC should vote against this motion. Also, attend the meeting yourself to make it known you do not support the proposed motion!