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Rt. Hon. The Baroness Chapman of Darlington

The role of Chancellor is ceremonial and is held by a distinguished individual who acts as a prominent ambassador for the institution. Through their actions and support, the Chancellor demonstrates the values of Teesside University, helping it in its mission to transform lives and economies.

Rt. Hon. The Baroness Chapman of Darlington

Baroness Jenny Chapman was appointed as Chancellor of Teesside University in August 2023.

A nationally prominent politician with a long history of support for social mobility and the positive impact of quality higher education, she is the University's first female Chancellor.

Baroness Chapman was the member of parliament for her hometown of Darlington between 2010 and 2019, during which time she served on the Labour front benches as Shadow Minister for Prisons, Shadow Minister for Childcare and Early Years and Shadow Minister for Exiting the European Union.

In 2020, she was made a life peer and sits in the House of Lords as the Opposition Cabinet Spokesperson, as well as Shadow Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.

Throughout her career, Baroness Chapman has been a committed champion for the Tees Valley and campaigner for quality education, speaking in the Houses of Parliament on issues including student fees and the positive impact of universities within their local communities.

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