Television presenter Gabby Logan said she hopes to spread the success story of Leeds Trinity after becoming the university’s first ever chancellor.
She began her role on the campus in Horsforth by meeting students who interviewed her at the university’s television studio before she gave them advice on how to succeed in their future careers.
The TV star told the YEP that one of the most exciting aspects of her new role was returning to the city where she was born and went to school.
Now she plans to help raise the profile of Leeds Trinity as a newly established university in a well-known student city.
She said: “The university is already a success. Ninety three per cent of its students go onto employment within six months which is a phenomenal success rate and some of its courses have a 100 per cent satisfaction rate. I feel like I am jumping on board an already buoyant ship. Leeds Trinity has a very supportive ethos. It is a Catholic-based education and I think it provides students with a very nice environment in which to study.”
She said she hoped the partnership would be “a good marriage” because of her connection to Leeds and her background in sports and journalism - two areas which Leeds Trinity offers courses.
Students were only told the identity of their first chancellor on Monday (Jan 7) and journalism student Sammy Parker was given the chance of interviewing her at the university’s television studio.