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Skunk Anansie’s Skin named Chancellor of Leeds Arts University

By | Published on Thursday 14 January 2021


Skunk Anansie vocalist Skin has been announced at the first Chancellor of Leeds Arts University. Having existed in various forms since 1846, the specialist educational establishment was granted university status in 2017.

“I am absolutely delighted and honoured to accept the role as the first ever Chancellor of Leeds Arts University, which is the only specialist arts university in the north of England”, says Skin. “I visited recently, met lots of the staff and I was just really impressed with the students and the set up. I’m looking forward to supporting everybody in their creative talents”.

The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Wonnacott, adds: “It is a great pleasure to announce that Skin will be Leeds Arts University’s first Chancellor”.

“Skin has an ongoing relationship with the university”, she goes on. “Her visit in 2019 as a part of our Creative Networks events programme and masterclass was an inspiration to all our students. Skin’s creative background spans many areas of the creative industries including music, fashion and art, and makes her uniquely qualified to undertake the post of Chancellor”.

In case you wondered, as Chancellor, Skin will be the ceremonial head of the university, acting as an ambassador and figurehead for the institution.