Leeds Beckett University backs the Channel 4 bid
14 May 2018
Professor Peter Slee, Vice Chancellor of Leeds Beckett University, put his backing behind Leeds City Region's bid for Channel 4's new National HQ, saying:
“Leeds Beckett is a major contributor to the success of the cultural and creative industries of Leeds and the creative powerhouse of the north. Our Northern Film School has been making innovative and award winning film and television for over 25 years and we educate and train 1,800 students a year in the creative arts providing a pipeline of diverse and multi-skilled talent for regional, national and international creative industries.
“We’re investing £80m in world-leading, industry quality teaching and learning facilities in film, television, music, fashion, dance, drama and performance to put creativity at the heart of the city’s innovation district.
“We’re pleased to support the bid to bring Channel 4 to Leeds and the region, a move that will provide further opportunities for our talented students to contribute to the one of the key growth industries for the region."