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Prince Edward could be university chancellor
Feb 8, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Edward is set to be the chancellor of the University of Bath.
It has been proposed the Earl of Wessex take up the coveted position from August 1 on the retirement of Lord Tugendhat, who has been in the post for 14 years.
If he does accept the offer, he will become the university's fifth chancellor.
The appointment is due to be formally discussed at a meeting of the university court on March 12.
Vice-chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, said that as chancellor, Edward could make a major contribution to the life of the university.
She said: 'He will be an excellent advocate for us both nationally and internationally which is why we are making this recommendation to our court.'
The chancellor, who is by royal statute the chief officer of the university, presides over meetings of the court.
He or she confers degrees at graduation ceremonies and represents the university.
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