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Author becomes University Chancellor

Rose Tremain Credit: Carl Court/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The University of East Anglia in Norwich has named its new Chancellor as author Rose Tremain.

The award winning novellist was among to study at the university in the 60s and was a lecturer at the university's creative writing course in the 1990s.

She even received an honorary degree from the university in the 2000. She'll take up the post officially in the summer.

She said: “I’m honoured and moved by the invitation to take on the role of Chancellor of UEA.. When I was a student at UEA, I was taught by Angus Wilson and Malcolm Bradbury and this helped to change the direction of my life, setting me on the path towards becoming a writer.

I therefore owe UEA a big personal debt and I hope I can pay this back by being a vibrant spokeswoman for an exceptional institution which has stayed marvellously faithful to its chosen motto, Do Different – not least by appointing me.”