University of St Andrews 2020 Rector Elections: Interview with Ken Cochran

This interview with Ken Cochran is part of a series interviewing all Rector candidates on the topic of climate justice and sustainability in St Andrews.

In this episode I speak to Rectoral candidate Ken Cochran on the topic of climate justice and sustainability in St Andrews. Ken is a University of St Andrews alumni and was already elected twice by graduates, to the University Court, and served on ethics and research integrity, academic assurance groups and the audit committee. However, Ken resigned on principle when the University moved to disenfranchise students when they graduate.  He feels that this was a violation of university ordinance which is why he sees need for reforming the University to be more open and transparent. Furthermore, Ken owns and operates four small scale solar power installations in North East Fife. He is local to St Andrews and passionate about being accessible and serving the St Andrews students.

Many thanks to Ken for taking time to do the interview with me.

If you are a student at the University of St Andrews, please take time to listen to all three interviews and make sure vote in the Rector Elections on Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of October 2020.

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