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HM The King visits Bradford


King Charles III shaking the hand of David Owumi

The City of Bradford was thrilled to host His Majesty King Charles III on Tuesday 8 November, with a visit to City Hall to meet with Young Leaders part of his tour of the region. 

University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shirley Congdon was present, along with several of our postgraduate students who were specially selected for the impact they’ve made in the community. 


Amongst them was David Owumi, 30, who is about to embark on his PhD at the University. David came to the UK from Lagos, Nigeria five years ago to complete a Masters programme in Sustainable Development, and has since founded his own business ‘QINQ’ which focuses on environmental sustainability. David said: “It was a great privilege to meet the King. We talked about how to improve sustainability, and the need to speed up innovation so that we can make all the difference in the action on climate change.


“Meeting him has reinforced my belief in people first, always.”


University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor Professor Shirley Congdon said: “To see our amazing young people sharing their ideas and aspirations with the King was an absolute pleasure, and I’m proud of our University for recognising the potential of every single person that studies with us, encouraging them to make a difference in their community and beyond.”

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