University Of Glasgow Rector

University Of Glasgow Rector

The Rector of the University of Glasgow is elected by the registered students of the University and the main role of the Rector is to represent the University’s students.

Glasgow is lucky to be one of only five universities to have a Rector. The Rector has a number of key duties representing students. He/she is expected to attend meetings of Court, the governing body of the University, to work closely with the SRC, and to bring student concerns to the attention of the University’s managers.

Aamer AnwarOur current Rector is Aamer Anwar (@AamerAnwar), who was elected on the 21st March 2017 and inaugurated as Rector of the University in the Bute Hall on the 19th April 2017. A copy of his inauguration speech can be found here: Aamer Anwar Rectorial Address, 2017.

Contact the Rector at:

M. Aamer Anwar
MA (Hons), LLB, Dip RCR, Dip LP, NP
Rector of the University of Glasgow
Court Office
Main Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Tel: +44 (0)141 330 2097/4120



University Of Glasgow Rector

Role of the Rector

The Rector is the ‘ordinary president’ of Court in the words of the Universities (Scotland) Act 1858 and is entitled to chair Court meetings. The importance of chairing Court cannot be underestimated. It is vital to have a student focused voice at the chair of Court so that a student perspective is always at the forefront of decisions made by the Court.

Chairing Court is not the only role that the Rector can participate in. In recent times, the Rector has held surgeries for students, which any registered student can make an appointment for. This is a fantastic opportunity to speak to the Rector about any issues you feel he/she may be able to help with.