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December 2014

  1. Leeds Beckett celebrate Staff awards

    Achievements celebrated at Leeds Beckett awards

    Sir Bob Murray  was guest of honour at the annual Achieving Excellence Awards at Leeds Beckett University, which recognise the contributions of staff across the university. Former Chair of the Board of Governors at Leeds…

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    Leeds Beckett University staff awards celebrations

    Sir Bob Murray  was guest of honour at the annual Achieving Excellence Awards at Leeds Beckett University, which recognise the contributions of staff across the university.

    Former Chair of the Board of Governors at Leeds Beckett, Lord Woolmer of Leeds, was also awarded an honorary Doctor of the University as part of the event, which was attended by Vice Chancellor Professor Susan Price, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Mace Bearer, Professor Paul Smith, and the university’s new Chair of the Board of Governors, David Lowen. The  ceremony was compered by Honorary Graduate and TV personality, Harry Gration.

    Speaking at  the event Sir Bob said: “I was delighted to be able to attend the Achieving Excellence Awards and join with colleagues to celebrate the considerable achievements of staff from across the institution.  It was also a great privilege to confer the honour of Doctor of the University on former Chair of the Board Lord Woolmer.”

    The ten awards categories ranged from Excellence in Customer Service Delivery and Team Colleague of the Year to Course Leader of the Year and Inspiring Teacher of the Year. This year also saw the introduction of a new category for Bright Idea of the Year. Now in their sixth year, the awards encourage staff and students to nominate colleagues for the contribution they make to the university every day, however big or small and 437 nominations were received this year.

    Prior to the awards being announced, former Council Leader, MP and Director of Leeds United, Lord Woolmer was awarded an honorary degree.

    Lord Woolmer was conferred with the award of Doctor of the University by Sir Bob who is Leeds Beckett Chancellor,  for his significant service to the city of Leeds and the region. He  has long-held connections with Leeds and has served the city in a civic capacity for more than 40 years. He has been a member of the House of Lords since 1999 and is currently a member of the Select Committee on European Economic and International Trade Policies. Lord Woolmer said: “It is an enormous privilege and a great honour to be awarded the first honorary degree from Leeds Beckett University and I’m truly delighted. I would remind Leeds Beckett’s current students that they are very able people with enormous potential and that they need to seize that potential because life is so full of opportunities.”

     

    For more information visit  www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk

     

     

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September 2014

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    Proud to be Chancellor of Leeds Beckett

      I am proud to be the Chancellor of Leeds Beckett University, which changes its name from Leeds Metropolitan University today. Congratulations to all at the University who have made this important milestone possible. I…

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    I am proud to be the Chancellor of Leeds Beckett University, which changes its name from Leeds Metropolitan University today.

    Congratulations to all at the University who have made this important milestone possible. I know that a lot of work from many colleagues has gone into making this step forward.

    The university has changed its name in order to be more distinctive and has also launched its new strapline; Leeds Beckett University: Opening Minds, Opening Doors.

    In business, and when leading any large organisation, those who lead it need to make big decisions. It’s so important to be bold in the decisions you take and stick to what you believe in. I know this myself from personal experience when Sunderland AFC moved from Roker Park to the Stadium of Light. The fans were not always 100% behind the changes but very quickly after the move the majority realised it was the right decision for the club in the long term.

    There may still be people who aren’t fully signed up to Leeds Beckett yet, but I’m sure in time they will be, when they realise what a positive and important strategic step it is for the university.

    Many congratulations to Leeds Beckett University on this exciting day – I look forward to many more years as Chancellor of this great institution.

    Read more here: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/columnists/bob-murray-proud-to-lead-university-into-new-era-1-6853614

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2013

November 2013

  1. Sir Bob with (L-R) Megan Kearney (Vice President Welfare), Ollie Richardson (Vice President Education), Chloe Coles (Vice President Activites) and Millie Cooper (President).

    Sir Bob visits Leeds Met Students’ Union

        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…

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    Sir Bob with (L-R) Megan Kearney (Vice President Welfare), Ollie Richardson (Vice President Education), Chloe Coles (Vice President Activites) and Millie Cooper (President).

     

    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.

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