University Vice Chancellor to Deliver Mayor's Lecture Exploring His Vision for a Prosperous Future for Worcester

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From Austerity to Prosperity will be the title of a talk to be given by the University of Worcester’s Vice Chancellor next month.

Professor David Green has been invited to deliver the annual Mayor’s Lecture in Worcester, which will take place at The Guildhall on April 24th.

Professor Green will present his vision for a prosperous future for Worcester and the dynamic action needed to secure it. His talk will include the impact of the University upon the City and wider region, developing new skills, enhancing the workforce and generating new income.

Professor Green, an Economist, is marking his decade as the head of the University this year, during which time the institution has changed beyond all recognition. It now has more than 10,000 students, more than 1,000 members of staff, and an income of over £70m a year. Applications have more than trebled and the University now contributes more than £200m a year to the regional economy.

The University has just launched its third Strategic Plan under his leadership, which is possibly the most ambitious yet. The new plan sets out four key objectives; to be an outstanding university at which to be a student; to be an outstanding university at which to be a member of staff; to be an outstanding university at which to study any particular subject; and to make an outstanding contribution to the community.

Professor Green said: “I am delighted to have been asked to deliver the Mayor’s Lecture. Worcester, like the rest of the Country, has gone through a very difficult period economically. But there is great potential for the City and wider region to thrive and flourish.”