Actor, writer, comedian and charitable campaigner Sir Lenny Henry said that Birmingham City University is the ‘dopest’ place to be a student as he was unveiled as the institution’s new Chancellor yesterday.
Birmingham City University Chancellor, Sir Lenny Henry said:
To be Chancellor of Birmingham City University is a huge honour. It is so exciting, I could burst. I want to come here and be here. Wait a second… I am the Chancellor. I am coming here!
Home to Birmingham School of Acting, Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University is the biggest producer of creative professionals outside the South East.
The relationship with the Dudley born star follows a tour of the campus earlier in the year when Sir Lenny saw for himself how the University opens doors to the creative arts for young people from a range of diverse backgrounds.
I got to see all manner of exciting things happening and it just feels like it is exploding with talent, diversity and cultural exchange – and that’s important.
Sir Lenny Henry will serve a five year term as Chancellor at Birmingham City University and be formally installed in November this year.