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Former student and current student sat chatting to each other beneath stained glass window on campus


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 – the alumni role

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 University will launch the election on Monday, 23 February, when nominations open. Further details of the electoral process will be provided on the launch date, including how you can nominate a candidate. 

In the meantime, the Ordinance governing the election (PDF document, 371KB – see Ordinance I: Election of the Chancellor and Terms of Appointment) is available to download.