Two members of the chart-topping group Rudimental will be back at their old university today to receive honorary degrees.
Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden, who graduated from Leeds Met in 2008, make up half of Rudimental, who topped the charts in 2012 with their single Feel The Love.
Last year their album Home, which features a string of stars including John Newman and Emeli Sand, debuted at number one in the charts, and in February this year, the band won their first BRIT award for Best British Single for their track Waiting All Night.
The pair, who graduated with BSc (Hons) in Creative Music and Sound Technology, will today be made Honorary Masters of Music.
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.