London Met’s Royal Patron met with students and staff on the University’s Holloway campus.
Date: 01 May 2019
London Met Patron His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited the University yesterday for his first official visit since Professor Lynn Dobbs became Vice-Chancellor in October 2018.
The Duke met with the Chair of London Met’s Board of Governors, Mark Anderson, and Professor Dobbs for a briefing on the University’s current activities and future plans before visiting the University’s science Superlab, and the recently established Cyber Security Research Centre.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs said: “We are incredibly grateful for the contribution that His Royal Highness has made to the University and I was delighted to discuss our vision for the future of London Met with him.
“It was a pleasure to show The Duke our facilities and introduce him to our students and staff. He was extremely engaged and asked some thoughtful and challenging questions.”
During his visit, HRH met with students from Stoke Newington School who were visiting the Superlab as part of the University’s commitment to widening participation in higher education. In the Cyber Security Research Centre, The Duke heard from researchers and corporate partners working on a number of projects such as new ways to make online banking apps more secure.
HRH has been Patron of London Met since 2013, but the University’s connection to the Royal Family goes back to the 1850s when Prince Albert began supporting ‘The Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men’, one of London Met’s predecessor institutions.