Beginning the visit Professor Bob Cryan, Vice Chancellor of The University of Huddersfield introduced HRH to the six businesses working in The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre, part of the University’s 3M Buckley Innovation Centre which incubates and supports students’ businesses. These included artisan liqueur company, Panda’s Kitchen and hand printed garment producer, Meji Designs.
The Duke then presented The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award to twelve students from Universities across Yorkshire and viewed the students’ displays. The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award is an annual award presented to one student, or a team of students working together, at each of the Yorkshire Universities, judged to be the most outstanding young entrepreneur or entrepreneurs. After the presentations HRH met with each of the winners and saw demonstrations of their business ideas.
The last stop of the visit was a briefing on the £27.5 million new capital project at The University of Huddersfield, which will see a significant expansion of teaching space on a landmark site. The Duke unveiled the Foundation Stone for the new building, which will be a base for the Law School and the School of Music, Humanities and Media. Speaking at the unveiling, HRH wished all the students the best of luck with their upcoming exams and every future success to The University of Huddersfield.
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