Peter McColl

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Lord Rector
Peter McColl
McColl at his rectorial installation
McColl at his rectorial installation
Lord Rector of the University of Edinburgh
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 January 2012
Preceded by Iain Macwhirter
Personal details
Born Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political party Scottish Green Party
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Occupation Charity worker
Website rector.ed.ac.uk
Bright Green Scotland

Peter McColl (born 9th May 1980) is a political activist and writer, current Rector of the University of Edinburgh and editor of progressive blog Bright Green.

McColl was confirmed as Lord Rector of the University of Edinburgh on 11 January 2012, following an uncontested election. He took up the three-year post on 1 March 2012.

McColl is a geography graduate of the University of Edinburgh and was previously a Vice President of the Edinburgh University Students Association.[1] He was assessor to Mark Ballard during his term as Rector of the University from 2006–09, and was involved in the campaigns to elect both Robin Harper and Sir Tam Dalyell as Rector.

He is an editor of the Bright Green blog, and was voted the UK's top Green blogger in the 2011 Total Politics poll.[2] and 7th top left wing blogger.[3]

Mccoll has also served as the Co-Chair of the Edinburgh Green Party and (until 2011) as Chair of climate action group Transition Scotland Support.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter McColl confirmed as new Rector". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Top 20 green bloggers 2011". Total Politics. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Top 20 green bloggers 2011". Total Politics. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top 20 green bloggers 2011". Total Politics. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Iain Macwhirter
Rector of the University of Edinburgh
2012 –
Succeeded by
incumbent