News archive 2005
Minister returns to his roots20 Oct 2005, PR 90/05
Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, visited King's on 19 October.
He met with the Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, Matt Pusey, Students' Union President, Peter Robertson, General Manager, Students' Union, Harry Musselwhite, College Secretary and Registrar and Professor Phil Whitfield, Vice-Principal (Students).
Bill Rammell was General Manager of King's College London Students' Union from 1989 to 1994. After leaving King's he took up the position of Senior University Business Manager for the University of London Union until the 1997 General Election.
He was elected to the Commons in 1997 as MP for Harlow. He sat on both the European Legislation and Scrutiny committees and then joined the Government in 2001 as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tessa Jowell, before moving on to the Whips Office.
In the October 2002 reshuffle he was promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office. Following the General Election this year he was appointed Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education.
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is one of the two oldest and largest colleges of the University of London with over 13,800 undergraduate students and nearly 5,700 postgraduates in nine schools of study. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of £100 million, and has an annual turnover of more than £348 million. In 2004 the College was once again awarded an AA- financial credit rating from Standard & Poor's.
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