LEEDS Trinity University's Vice Chancellor has been reflecting on his first year in office.

Professor Charles Egbu joined the university during the COVID-19 pandemic in November 2020. As Vice-Chancellor, he has overseen the University’s response to COVID-19 and return to campus for the new academic year, including the introduction of a range of academic, financial, social and wellbeing measures to support students and enhance their overall experience.

During this time, Professor Egbu has also formally launched the University’s new five-year Strategic Plan, which was developed with input from its staff, students, Board of Governors, alumni, partners and stakeholders following a comprehensive consultation process.As part of this, Leeds Trinity has established a Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and an Office for Institutional Equity to help deliver its strategic ambitions.

Professor Egbu said: “My first year in post as Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University has been incredibly rewarding and inspiring, and I feel excited about the future as we begin to deliver our ambitious new Strategic Plan for the next five years.

“While my first year has had its challenges due to the pandemic, I am proud to have seen colleagues and students adapt to each obstacle with determination and perseverance, and for the University to have remained true to its personal and inclusive ‘name, not a number’ ethos.

“Looking ahead, I’m eager to develop our work with organisations in the Leeds City Region and beyond, and I am certain with the support, innovation and drive of everybody in our community, the next 12 months at Leeds Trinity University will continue to be exciting and successful.”

Professor Malcolm Todd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor added: “Under the leadership of Professor Egbu, Leeds Trinity University is growing as an institution and we are building on our reputation for excellent learning and teaching, and graduate outcomes. Our approach will also ensure our research culture continues to flourish."