"The former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, currently in exile in Russia after leaking details of surveillance programmes carried out by American intelligence, was elected as rector of Glasgow University by students."
"Now Mr Snowden has hit out at the Scottish Government’s Higher Education bill, which opponents say could lead to the end of ancient universities electing rectors to chair their governing bodies and champion students’ interests. The bill would standardise the way chairs of university courts are elected."
"Critics have said the shake-up would remove the right of democratically elected rectors to chair university courts..."
"However, the Scottish Government has denied that it plans to abolish rectors."
There was a strong response from Mel Kelly on Facebook: