His term will now expire in September 2019 after the decision was taken by the University Court to re-elect him. The panel, which was made up by representatives of Court including staff and students from the SRC, unanimously endorsed Muscatelli’s reappointment.
For the first time the Students’ Representative Council was involved in scrutinising the role of the Principal. The President of the SRC, James Harrison, told the Guardian:
We had an opportunity to examine the Principal’s current and future priorities in seeking to improve the experience for students at Glasgow. We were satisfied by the responses to our questions. Our role will now be to ensure that the Principal follows through on these promises. We will continue to scrutinise and hold to account the Principal and other members of university Senior Management over the years to come.
The Convenor of Court, David Ross, added:
Professor Muscatelli has led the University very effectively through difficult times since his appointment in 2009, and that he has a clear vision and programme of action to implement the University’s strategy of ‘Glasgow 2020: A Global Vision’ and to lead the University to further success in the years ahead.
Principal Muscatelli also expressed gratitude for the support of the University Court, saying:
It has been a pleasure to lead the University of Glasgow through the past three years. I look forward to developing our exciting plans for the future and in confirming and extending the world class reputation that the University of Glasgow has for teaching, research and a superb student experience.