The President and Vice-President of Leeds Metropolitan University Students’ Union have given Sir Bob an insight into university life by giving him a guided tour of the university’s two campuses. Bob, who became…Read More
The President and Vice-President of Leeds Metropolitan University Students’ Union have given Sir Bob an insight into university life by giving him a guided tour of the university’s two campuses.
Bob, who became Chancellor of the University in January, was invited to spend the day on campus and was welcomed by Millie Cooper (SU President) and Ollie Richardson (Vice-President, Education).
After meeting Millie and Ollie, Bob was given a tour of the picturesque Headingley Campus, home to students who study courses such as computing, education, events, languages, music, sport and tourism.
Bob also visited the City Campus which boasts award-winning buildings such as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010 and the Rose Bowl, the home of the business school which won an award for Best Commercial Property Development in 2009.
Speaking about his day, Bob said; “It was a great pleasure to meet Millie and Ollie and to gain an insight into how the Students’ Union works.
“It was inspiring to see how hard they work to make students’ lives better and how they help each student get the most out of their university experience.
“I was also very impressed with the facilities at both the Headingley and City Campus, which are fantastic for students. Both campuses greatly complement each other.
Bob also met with Megan Kearney (Vice-President, Welfare) and Chloe Coles (Vice-President, Student, Activities).
Bob’s links with Leeds date back to 1969 when he moved to Yorkshire to study accountancy at Leeds Polytechnic as it was formerly known. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1972 and in 2008 was awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration by the University for his contribution to business and sport.