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Northern Ireland man new president of prestigious Scottish university

A 21-year-old Northern Ireland man has been appointed Student President at Glasgow Caledonian University after a closely-fought election campaign.

Rory Herron will now fly out to China today to represent the university, and his adopted home town of Glasgow.

Rory, whose family is from Limavady, has been studying journalism at GCU for the past three years but is taking a year out to fulfil his role as Student President.

His first official engagement after China will be to address 3,000 new students as part of Freshers Week at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 15.

As GCU student president, Rory heads up an executive made up of students and graduates of the university at the GCU Students Association, who represent and enable GCU students to enhance all aspects of their student experience.

Rory will be accompanied to Jinan in Shangdong Province, China, by another 19 GCU students. The trip has been organised to foster a greater understanding of the culture and traditions of China, and to forge closer links with the University of Jinan.

Rory said: “We feel honoured to have been given this great opportunity to act as ambassadors for GCU and for Scotland through our visit to Jinan.”

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