Dame Jacqueline Wilson re-appointed Chancellor of the University

The University of Roehampton is delighted to announce Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been re-appointed as Chancellor for another three years.

Posted: 5 April 2017

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Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson

Dame Jacqueline was appointed Chancellor in August 2014 and has been a Professorial Fellow at Roehampton since 2008. In addition to her duties as Chancellor, she has played a very active role in supporting the University more widely, including teaching on both the Children's Literature and Creative Writing postgraduate degrees, offering master classes to all students as well as attending open days, graduations and special University events.

The Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship was established in her honour, which is an annual fees-only postgraduate scholarship based at the University's award-winning National Centre for Research into Children's Literature.

Sir David Bell, the University of Roehampton's Chair of Council, said, "Dame Jacqueline has made a wonderful contribution to the University. She plays a very active part in her position as Chancellor, and I'm thrilled that she will continue in the position for the coming three years."

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul O'Prey CBE commented, "As one of the UK's best known authors, Dame Jacqueline is a tremendous advocate for the University. She is hugely popular with our students and I'm delighted that her relationship with the University will continue."

Dame Jacqueline said, "I take great joy from my involvement with the University of Roehampton. While it has a warm, friendly and open-minded community, it has a commitment to academic excellence, which makes it an inspirational place to be. I'm very honoured to continue my role as Chancellor and look forward to seeing Roehampton develop further in the years to come."

The University of Roehampton has outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate courses in its Department of English and Creative Writing.

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