Professor Lynn Dobbs began work today as Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University promising to be a tireless ambassador for students.
Date: 08 October 2018
Today is my first day as your new Vice-Chancellor. I am proud and delighted to be joining London Met at such an exciting time in its history. I love what the University stands for and the fact that its graduates are so important to the London labour market.
As Vice-Chancellor, I am responsible for ensuring that you get the best possible education that leads to a rewarding career after you graduate. In recent years the University has seen a large increase in student prospects and recent figures show 97.6% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months.
Like many of you, I was a mature student undertaking my studies while raising my two sons and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities education has given me. I will be a tireless ambassador for you and all of the people in our community and across London who want the same chance as I had to transform their lives through education.
I’ve already had the chance to meet with some of your lecturers and professional support staff and have heard about how hard they are working to make your experience at London Met the best it can be. Your opinions matter to me too and I will be making every effort to meet with as many of you as I can to make sure you have the chance to share your ideas.
I’d like to wish you a happy and successful year at London Met and I look forward to meeting many of you in the next few weeks.
Professor Lynn Dobbs
London Metropolitan University