The President of the University of Wolverhampton’s
Students’ Union has been featured in a new booklet to celebrate 20
years of new universities.
Wolverhampton received university status in 1992 and a new
booklet has been produced by thinktank Million+ to celebrate the
20th anniversary of the Further and Higher Education Act which
enabled modern universities to apply for the title of
The booklet, Modern Universities: Changing Lives, celebrates the
history and evolution of new universities, and their role in
driving social mobility and developing areas of research and
innovation. It also celebrates the transformational impact of
modern universities on the lives of students, and current SU
President Ken Harris is featured as a case study.
Ken is currently a postgraduate student at Wolverhampton,
studying for an MA in Conflict Studies, alongside his role as a
sabbatical officer for the Students’ Union. He came to
Wolverhampton as a mature first-time undergraduate in 2007 and
studied a BA (Hons) History and Deaf Studies, having worked in
sales for 14 years.
The 36-year-old from Birmingham will step down from his role as
President this summer, having served the maximum term of two
In the case study, he says: “You never stop learning, even if
that is a different or new way of doing something. I feel that the
world is my oyster now and I am ready to go anywhere my career may
take me, whether that be nationally or globally.
“I would like to help and inspire other people, especially young
black males, to pursue their dreams and become successful.”
The booklet is available on the Million+ website.
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Date Issued: Monday, 2 April 2012
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