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University of Southampton
Actor, author and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax has been appointed as Chancellor of the University of Southampton.
Best known for her extensive comedy and documentary work on television, Ruby Wax is also well-known as a major advocate for mental health and is an ambassador for the charities MIND and SANE.
She'll play an ambassadorial role with the university and will also preside over graduation ceremonies.
I hope to engage the University community more closely in my activities focused on mental health so that together we can explore how to overcome the stigma of mental health in society, especially amongst younger generations
Southampton University's vice chancellor was among the three most paid in the country, new figures reveal.
According to newly released data by the Office for Students, Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Christopher Snowden's basic salary for 2017-8 amounted to £423,000.
The Russell Group university was behind that of Bath at £470,000 and of Cambridge at £431,000 in terms of salary for the vice chancellor.