The University is asking both its staff and students for nominations for its next Chancellor.

Date posted

9 December 2020


The term of our current University Chancellor, award-winning photographer Dr David Eustace, ends in 2021 and the process of selecting our new Chancellor has begun.
The Chancellor is the titular Head of the University, appointed by our University Court in accordance with the Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland) order of Council, 1993.
It’s an important, high profile, ambassadorial role involving formal and ceremonial duties, conferring degrees on students, and supporting and championing the University’s ambitions and vision.
The Chancellor will be someone of considerable standing in their own field, who can help the University fulfil its vision and serve as an aspiring role model, especially for our students. 
Here’s what we’re looking for:
  • Five-year commitment 
  • Professional and peer recognition of standing and reputation in their own field with strong links to Scotland 
  • Strong ethical standards associated with the values and behaviours of the University
  • Passionate about education, the equality of opportunity and thoughts aligning with the University strategy for building our future.
  • Willing and able to undertake the key ceremonial functions of the role, including making videos, giving speeches, and speaking on behalf or in support of the University   
  • Strong ambassadorial and networking skills 
  • An impeccable reputation with strong integrity

Previous chancellors include the late Rt. Hon. Viscount Younger of Leckie (better known as George Younger), former Secretary of State for Scotland, and Tim Waterstone, the founder of Waterstones bookshops.
You’ll find a link to the external advertisement of the position here.
If you have anyone that you think could meet the criteria, send your suggestions to Graham Short by Friday 18 December.
This is an important role at a key time for the University’s future and your input would be very much appreciated.