West Yorkshire PCC features in video to help celebrate 50th anniversary of University of Bradford (10 Feb 2016)

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West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is to feature in a video to help celebrate 50 years of the University of Bradford. Mark Burns-Williamson was selected as a former graduate by the University to appear in one of fifty videos being released to mark their 50th Anniversary this year.

The videos tell the diverse stories of a range of students, alumni, honorary graduates, staff and office-holders. Each one provides a glimpse into the life of the interviewee and explains how their experience at the University helped shape and influence them.

Mr Burns-Williamson said: "I was delighted to take part in the video for the 50th Anniversary. I have very fond memories of my time at the University and was very pleased to be able to help celebrate and wish them a 'Happy 50th Birthday' since the university was established.

"It's also good to be able to show what I do in my role as Police and Crime Commissioner."

The video gives an insight into a day in the life of West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and shows him visiting an organisation which he has provided a grant to from his Safer Communities Fund, which uses money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act. It also shows him patrolling the streets of Leeds with officers from the Leeds City Neighbourhood Policing Team, attending an attestation ceremony where new officers are sworn in and greeting the Duke of Edinburgh when he officially opened West Yorkshire Police's Carr Gate complex.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor said: "These videos are a wonderful celebration of the University, its anniversary, the role it has played over the last 50 years and its continuing influence now and in the future. The stories are diverse, fascinating and inspiring and are a tribute to the University's community and the impact they have on the world."

You can view the videos at bradford.ac.uk/50/stories.

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