Ashridge House welcomes a royal visitor


On Wednesday 13th April 2016, HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, visited Ashridge House, home to Ashridge Executive Education (part of Hult International Business School) near Berkhamsted.

This was the first royal to visit Ashridge House since 1823, when a very young Queen Victoria visited and planted an oak tree that survives to this day on the South Lawn.

The Duke’s visit had a dual purpose: to see and understand what Ashridge offers from an education perspective, as well as to open our refurbished East Wing and The Duke of York room within it. The East Wing of the House, sits on the site of what was the White Lodge, which along with the Red Lodge flanked the monastic house as it was during Elizabeth I’s time. Read More

HRH, The Duke of York awards outstanding performance from UTC students


Earlier this month over 100 students from UTCs across the country received a royal invite from HRH the Duke of York, KG, to attend the 2016 Duke of York Awards Ceremony at St James’ Palace in London.

The Duke of York Awards for Technical Education, now in their third year, recognise the hard work of UTC students who have pursued and performed well in technical subjects including engineering, health sciences, advanced manufacturing and computer science. Nomination is based on successfully completing work experience placements, academic achievement and developing workplace skills.
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Pitch@Palace 5.0

The Duke of York hosts Pitch@Palace 5.0

Pitch@Palace 5.0 took place at St. James’s Palace on 7th March, 2016. The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas. Pitch@Palace 5.0 followed Pitch@Palace Boot Camp at the University of… Read More

Big Bang Fair 2016

The Duke of York meets the Young Engineers School of the Year finalists

The Duke of York, Patron of Young Engineers, attended the Big Bang Fair 2016 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on 17th March, 2016. The Big Bang Fair is a national celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for… Read More

Chancellor opens week of graduation ceremonies


NEWLY-trained teachers from the University of Huddersfield were given a mission by their Chancellor, HRH The Duke of York, KG, “Go forth and educate!” he told them at the close of their graduation ceremony.

“It is up to you to be the inspiration for young people,” he said.

The Duke was launching a week of graduation ceremonies at the University, the first time he had done so since being installed as Chancellor in July. Students from the University’s School of Education and Professional Development were the first to receive their awards, which included a wide range of degrees, certificates and teaching qualifications. Read More