3rd October 2006
Next week staff and students at the
The Queen visited
A decade later over £100 million has been invested in
the campus and now 8,000 students choose to come to
The university employs around 1,000 people in
The Vice Chancellor, Professor David Chiddick, will be available for a tenth anniversary photo opportunity at 2pm on Wednesday 11th October at the East Midlands Media and Technology Enterprise Centre (EMMTEC) at the Brayford Pool campus.
The university was the brainchild of a group of business people and community leaders who understood the economic and cultural benefits of a university for the city.
The catalyst for the creation of the project company for a university was a report by the CBI which blamed the lack of a university for the county’s poor economic performance.
In a unique self-help effort the city and county raised £32 million to get the university project off the ground.
Tenth birthday celebrations have been under way since the beginning of the new academic year.
The Vice Chancellor hosted a dinner for those who have supported the university over the years and staff enjoyed a celebration which doubled as the opening of the Engine Shed student centre.