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Nominations now open for role of Chancellor of The University of Manchester

06 Apr 2015

2015 is an exciting year in the life of the University as we get ready for the election of a new Chancellor

The current Chancellor, Tom Bloxham (property developer and founder of the urban renewal property development company, Urban Splash), finishes his seven year term of office on 31 July this year and this is your chance to help identify who will follow him in fulfilling this role.

The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of The University of Manchester, who works with the President and Vice-Chancellor and other senior officers to promote the University’s achievements regionally, nationally and internationally.

A new Chancellor will be elected for a term of up to seven years from an electoral roll of over 180,000 members of the University community, including its staff, those graduates registered for the election with the Alumni Association, and the members of the General Assembly.

The Ordinance governing the election (Ordinance I: Election of the Chancellor and Terms of Appointment) is available at:

The Nominations Process

As a staff member this is your invitation to get involved. Further information is available at:

If you would like to nominate someone suitable for the role, please download and review the documents provided on the Site. In nominating someone, you should either be aware that the candidate will be submitting a Candidate’s Declaration or understand that an approach has been made to them to ask them to serve as Chancellor.

Please read the Nomination Guidance Notes and associated documentation on the Nominations Site carefully before submitting a Nomination Form. Nominations will close on Monday, 13 April (noon).

If you are making an approach to a potential candidate, you may wish to provide them with a nominations pack in hard copy. These are available on request:

If a ballot is required, voting will open on Tuesday, 26 May. The result will be announced by the University on Monday, 22 June.