University of Birmingham – Chancellor Dinner – Thursday 4th July 2024

I was delighted to attend the Chancellor’s Dinner at the University of Birmingham, celebrating Chancellor Lord Karan Bilimoria’s 10 years as Chancellor.
Lord Bilimoria has been an outstanding Chancellor and advocate for both the university and of Birmingham. His leadership has provided so many connections globally including setting up the university in Dubai and India. I had the great pleasure of sitting next to him all evening and his passion for the betterment of others shone through.
The event highlighted the university’s significant economic and social impact, contributing £1.4 billion to the UK economy. The University’s commitment to training future professionals is commendable, with over 5,300 teachers, social workers, nurses, doctors, and dentists receiving education and training. This investment in the next generation of professionals is crucial for the continued growth and success of our society.
It was a very fitting evening recognising an amazing Chancellor and all he has done in 10 years. Good luck to Sandie Okoro OBE who assumes the role of Chancellor. She will become only the eighth Chancellor in the University’s 124 year history.