Sir Michael Parkinson - Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University
Sir Michael Parkinson was installed as the first ever Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in November 2008. As Chancellor he is the figurehead of the University.
Well known as an English broadcaster and journalist, Sir Michael is most famous for presenting his eponymous television interview programme Parkinson, which ran for more than 20 years. During this time he interviewed over 2,000 of the world's most famous people including Muhammad Ali, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Tony Blair, Tom Cruise, Madonna, David Beckham, Ingrid Bergman and Nelson Mandela.
As well as conferring degrees and diplomas at awards ceremonies, his role is to promote the work and ambitions of the University in the UK and internationally. As the most senior public face of the University, his appointment is an inspiration to staff, students, external customers and partners.
NTU’s mission is to deliver education and research that shape lives and society. With an outstanding reputation for graduate employability and a current investment of over £130m to create inspiring work environments, NTU is setting the standard as a top modern university.