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UCLan’s new Chancellor to be sworn in on same day as Donald Trump

Posted on - 28th November, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
Ranvir Singh will take her oath at the same time as Donald Trump becomes President

Ranvir Singh will take her oath at the same time as Donald Trump becomes President Pic: Gage Skidmore

Preston university’s new power couple are to be sworn into power, at the same time as Donald Trump takes his oath.

TV presenter and journalist Ranvir Singh becomes the new chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire.

Alongside her vice-chancellor Professor Mike Thomas also dons his robes as he formally takes on the role he has held since December last year.

Taking place at Preston Guild Hall they go through the formal ceremony. On the same afternoon, Friday 20 January, the United States will see its 45th President sworn in.

Ranvir, a regular face on ITV, graduated from the university with a postgraduate diploma in journalism in 2000. She grew up and studied in Preston.

She said at the time of announcing her new role: “I am honoured to be given this opportunity of helping inspire the next generation of talent coming through. I have seen the University’s exciting £200 million Campus Masterplan proposals and the future looks very bright. I can’t wait to be part of it.”

Read more: UCLan chief says ‘I want cranes back on the Preston skyline’

A spokesman for the university confirmed neither Ranvir or Professor Mike Thomas had tabled any plans to build a giant wall between Preston and Blackpool.

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