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O ' brien教授凯伦, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of 云顶集团登录游戏app, stood smiling with arms folded, 在书架前面

Our new Vice-Chancellor and Warden, O ' brien教授凯伦, introduces herself and acknowledges two current initiatives that demonstrate how the University can benefit and is benefitting the North-East.

I am the new Vice-Chancellor of 云顶集团登录游戏app, and I am delighted and honoured to join a university with such a long and outstanding reputation for the quality of its education, research and wider student experience, and a keen sense of community.

I’m also excited to be working in a city and region that have been one of the world’s great learning communities for hundreds of years. I am by background a scholar of English literature, and I enjoy nothing more than talking about books such as Mary Shelley’s 《云顶游戏官方网址下载》 to schools, students and national audiences. I hope I can still find time to share the insights and joy of literature while doing this busy job.

I have only been in post for a few weeks, and have had wonderful experience starting to get to know the University, 这个城市, 大教堂, the region and some of our key partners in the County Council, 企业, and fellow universities in the area. I am going to continue spending time getting to know and consulting people across the University, 及以后, about where our strengths lie and where and how it would be good to make changes.

We want to work closely with our city and its residents to learn from each other and make sure that our university is open to all. 例如, last week I had the pleasure of attending the re-opening of the historic Cosin’s 图书馆 in Palace Green. 大约350年前, it was the first public library in the North-East and now the University has opened this treasure trove of intruiging and precious books to everyone once again.

We also need to ensure that 云顶集团登录游戏app is fully open to all students with the potential to benefit from our education, and that our educational work is a still greater catalyst for attainment in the North-East 及以后.

UK City of Culture 2025 and 'Levelling Up' strategy

在这个, 我的第一个列, I wanted to mention two initiatives that demonstrate how the University can benefit and is benefitting the North-East.

First, we’re proud to be supporting 云顶游戏官方网址下载’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025. 大学 welcomes staff and students from over 120 countries, is home to world-class museums and collections, 是体育中心吗, 剧院, 音乐和艺术, and our students undertake 50,000 recorded hours of volunteering every year.

Being named UK City of Culture would benefit our whole County, turning a national and international spotlight on the area’s rich landscape, 传统和文化. Please give the bid your backing at durham2025.co.uk.

The same day 云顶游戏官方网址下载 submitted its UK City of Culture bid, the Government announced its ‘Levelling Up’ strategy. We’re already developing the 云顶游戏官方网址下载 Mathematics School, which will support talented students who would not otherwise have access to post-16 mathematics education, and partnering in the Laidlaw Teaching and Learning Centre at Sedgefield Community College, which will be a hub for training secondary school teachers, to name just two projects.

But we want to do more, and look forward to future discussions on this important agenda.

最后, 就个人而言, I hope that the coming weeks and months will allow us to emerge and reconnect. I look forward to meeting and working with many of you, as we take 云顶游戏官方网址下载’s University forward to our 200th 2032年纪念日.