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The Lord Rector of the University of Aberdeen is the students' representative and chairman in the University Court of the University of Aberdeen. The position is rarely known by its full title and most often referred to simply as "Rector". The Rector is elected by students of the University and serves a three year term. Although the position has existed since 1495, it was only officially made the students' representative in 1860.[1]

The position exists in common throughout the ancient universities of Scotland with Rectorships in existence at the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and St Andrews. The position is given legal standing by virtue of the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889 and is the third office of precedence in the university (following the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor / Principal). Rectors also appoint a Rector's Assessor, who may carry out their functions when they are absent from the University.

The 1996 election was unusual in that one of the two candidates (who lost by approximately 100 votes) had recently completed studies at the University, highlighting the fact that there is no rule preventing a member of the student body from standing for the post.[2]

The current rector is Stephen Robertson.

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Rector's Assessor

Each Rector appoints a Rector's Assessor to the University Court. He or she acts (with the support of the president of the Students' Association) as the Rector’s representative when the Rector cannot be present, and furthermore sits on the Joint Planning, Finance & Estates Committee and Student Affairs Committee in an official capacity.

In the 2007–2008 academic year, James Michael Wilson (a then first-year Politics and International Relations student at the University) was Rector's Assessor.[3]

List of Rectors

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Rector of King's College, Aberdeen

Rector of Marischal College, Aberdeen

Rector of the University of Aberdeen

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