Swimmer and cyclist Dame Sarah Storey is to be given an honorary doctorate at Leeds Metropolitan University. The Paralympian won gold at the London games last year.
Barry Cryer OBE has received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. The comic was born and educated in Leeds.
Leeds Metropolitan University has started a formal consultation process with students and staff about changing its name. The university says it feels it has outgrown the 'Metropolitan' name and wants a new name to have a strong link to the region and to reflect its educational ethos.
The names under consultation are:
- Leeds Beckett University
- Leeds Headingley University
- Leeds Ridings University
Sir Bob Murray CBE has been installed as Leeds Metropolitan University’s new Chancellor today.
At a ceremony at the University’s Great Hall, the occasion began with 100 representatives from across the university leading a procession, followed by a showcase of student work, including music and dance performances.
– Sir Bob Murray
“I am both astonished and thrilled to be here today. I feel very privileged to be invited to be Chancellor of this esteemed institution and I would like to thank the University for granting me this unique position.
This truly is a first class regional university with great vision, drive and values. Even in 2008 when I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate here I never dreamt of today. I hope my experience in business and lifelong focus on education will give me the necessary qualities to support the university."