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At Manchester we’re proud to have the largest global alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK, with many of the 280,000 graduates we are in contact with holding top positions in every imaginable field.

We’re here to help alumni maintain a lifelong connection with us and with each other, sharing experiences and expertise and enjoying alumni-exclusive offers, events, networking and volunteering opportunities.

The Chancellor’s election 2015 – nominations open

The University is electing a new Chancellor this year – and as a member of the alumni community, you can play a part in the election. The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University, our figurehead and ambassador who works with the President and Vice-Chancellor and other senior officers to promote the University’s achievements regionally, nationally and internationally.

The nominations process

If you would like to stand as a candidate or wish to nominate someone suitable for the role, please review and download the documents provided on the nominations website. 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 website carefully before submitting a nomination form or candidate’s declaration. Nominations will close on Monday, 13 April (noon).

If you are making an approach to a potential candidate, you may wish to provide a nominations pack in hard copy. These are available on request by email:, or by tel: +44 (0)161 275 2086.

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