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Leeds Trinity University welcomes former Coronation Street star as new Chancellor

Leeds Trinity University welcomed its new Chancellor Yorkshire-born playwright and actor Deborah McAndrew to campus this week.

During her visit to the University, Ms McAndrew, who famously played the role of Angie Freeman in popular ITV soap Coronation Street, met staff, students and representatives from Leeds Trinity Students’ Union; took part in a live question and answer session on Facebook; and was interviewed by Journalism students.

“It’s a great honour and a very personal pleasure to be invited to be Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. I was educated through the Catholic schools of Leeds and I have remained close to my roots. Higher education should be a gateway through which young people pass into fulfilled and productive lives,” Ms McAndrew said.

“Leeds Trinity University’s vision to nurture individuals to be not merely employable but socially impactful chimes perfectly with my own values, and I am very proud to be Chancellor of such a vibrant and pioneering institution.”

Ms McAndrew will return to Leeds Trinity for her official installation as Chancellor on Friday 15th June.

Picture: Deborah McAndrew.