SU President featured in new booklet

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 university.

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 years.

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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