APPLICATIONS are open to become the next chancellor at Oxford Brookes University.

Following in the footsteps of Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow and former Olympic rower Katherine Grainger, the new chancellor will develop the university by raising its profile in the UK and abroad.

Ms Grainger held the position from March 2015 until June.

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Alistair Fitt, vice-chancellor, said: “Our new chancellor will be integral to helping the university build on its position as a leading research and teaching provider.

“Dame Katherine Grainger has provided inspiring support to us over the last five years and we are now seeking an equally inspirational figure to take over the reins.”