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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson as the new Chancellor of Northumbria University, Newcastle. Baroness Grey-Thompson takes up her duties on 27 July 2015.

The 11-times Gold Medal winner was appointed Chancellor by the Board of Governors earlier this year, and succeeds Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, who has served the University with distinction in this role over two five-year terms.

The Chancellor is the ceremonial figurehead of the University. Alongside the specific role of presiding at annual academic congregrations to confer degrees, diplomas and other awards of the University, the Chancellor acts as ambassador for Northumbria, promoting the University on a regional, national and international level.

Baroness Grey-Thompson has competed in five Paralympic Games and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times between 1992 and 2002. Following retirement from athletics she has played a prominent role in public life, and became Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE in recognition of her services to sport in 2005. In 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a crossbench peer and takes an active part in debates, with particular focus on sport, disability, health, welfare, and youth development.

Discover more at: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/2015/06/paralympic-champion-named-as-chancellor/
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