Chris Stephens

I’m happy to endorse Ann, a dedicated, hard- working trade unionist who exemplifies everything that public service is all about. She would bring a wealth of experience and energy to the role of Rector, with the skills to negotiate as well as advocate for students and staff. Her commitment to campaigning, particularly on equalities is … More Chris Stephens

Postgraduate experience @ Edinburgh University

Over the last month I have had the chance to discuss many different topics with staff and students across the University. Many good stories to tell of course, but also some concerns, reinforced by reports to the University Court, and in the Annual Report. Difficulties with securing appropriate affordable accommodation, and accessing childcare and finding … More Postgraduate experience @ Edinburgh University

Mary Alexander

I am supporting Ann Henderson for Rector as she has the skills, experience, intellect and insight necessary for this demanding role. She is fair, empathetic and business like with a talent for bringing people along with her ideas and plans which are always well thought out and responsible.” Mary Alexander, Deputy Regional Secretary Scotland, Unite … More Mary Alexander

Sport and Exercise – contributing to the health and wellbeing of all students and staff

Following up on a meeting with the Sports Union President and some members of the Executive on Thursday, here are some points that I would take forward as Rector: Supporting the roll out of the ‘Boost Your Mood‘ initiative across campuses, and within student accommodation. This is such a practical and popular way of investing … More Sport and Exercise – contributing to the health and wellbeing of all students and staff

Gary Smith

Ann Henderson is a committed trade unionist and a valued member of GMB Scotland with a track record of challenging authority, striving for equality and exposing injustice. Our Union is proud that Ann has stepped up to compete for this important role for the University and for Edinburgh. Staff and students alike will, without a … More Gary Smith

Elaine Dougall

I have worked with Ann for 10 years as a member of the STUC Women’s Committee. During that period Ann has raised the profile of the Women’s Committee and our campaigns from both an industrial and political perspective which has been welcomed by working women across Scotland. Over the years Ann has supported Committee members … More Elaine Dougall

Joyce Stevenson

I have known Ann for a number of years in a personal capacity and as a friend. Ann has advanced equality all her working life. She has campaigned on Pay and Pensions to promote fairness and equality for all. In Ann, both students and staff will have an advocate who will do everything in her … More Joyce Stevenson