LORD Peter Mandelson has officially been appointed as Manchester Metropolitan University’s Chancellor.

The former Secretary of State will begin his role on April 1, 2016, succeeding Dame Diane Thompson DBE.

According to MMU’s official website, “The role of Chancellor is to act as the most senior ambassador and ceremonial head of the University, promoting its mission, vision and values.”

Lord Mandelson himself has commented on his pleasure at the decision, stating that he is “strongly committed to the vision of Manchester Metropolitan University and to the changes Manchester is undergoing.”

By Rob Wilson 

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