BBC director general Greg Dyke, left, has been appointed the Chancellor of the University of York. Dyke, who graduated from the university with a politics degree in 1974, is taking over from opera singer Dame Janet Baker.
“York University took a risk when they enrolled me as a mature student with my one grade E A-level. Going there changed my life, for which I’ve always been grateful,” he told an audience in York. “I hope by taking on this role I can help repay the debt I owe the university.” He will take up his post in August 2004.