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Young people across Gloucestershire to be guests of honour at Hillary Clinton visit

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs copies of her new book 'What Happened' at a book signing. Photo: PA

The University of Gloucestershire has invited students and school children from across the county to hear Hillary Clinton speak at the Cheltenham Literature Festival next month.

Journalism students and more than 40 school children will be special guests at the event. It'll be one of only two appearances the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate will make in the UK.

The former US Secretary of State is making just two appearances in the UK. Credit: PA

Festival organisers say she'll give a no-holds barred account of her election experiences. She'll also talk about becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party.

Some of the University of Gloucestershire’s journalism students will have the opportunity to attend the event as members of the press and report on the event in the same way as the rest of the local, national and international media.

To be directly involved in hosting one of the world’s most significant politicians, a woman who challenged for the leadership of the more powerful nation in the western world, is an extraordinary opportunity for the students studying at the University of Gloucestershire Media School.

We are delighted too, as part of our outreach activity, to be able to extend this invitation to school students from across the region. We would, of course, be thrilled if attending this event inspires them to go on to become journalists, writers and politicians.

– Anne Dawson, Head of the School of Media at the University of Gloucestershire

A ballot for a small number of tickets is also being arranged University of Gloucestershire students and staff.

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