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Vice-Chancellor awarded OBE at Buckingham Palace

Posted on 06 March 2018

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​Professor Margaret A House OBE, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, has received her OBE from The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, at Buckingham Palace today (Tuesday 6 March).​

Recognised for her services to education, Professor House was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2018, announced on 29 December 2017.

She attended the investiture in The Ballroom at Buckingham Palace today with members of her family, to officially receive her award.

In a tweet following the ceremony, Professor House said: 


Professor Ray Lloyd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, commented: "Margaret is a passionate visionary and an inspirational leader. She has created a positive and inclusive culture on campus, and I am very proud to work alongside her. I know the whole University will be exceptionally proud of her achievements."

Professor House joined Leeds Trinity in January 2013, just as the institution achieved university status. She focused on the institution's distinctive characteristics of: providing a personalised student experience; harnessing the sense of campus community; and increasing student employability through extensive work with more than 3,000 businesses.

She set out, and achieved, an ambitious five-year plan to increase graduate employability, teaching quality and student satisfaction. Under her direction, Leeds Trinity is one of the top universities in the UK for employability, student satisfaction and value-added, and the institution has achieved its highest student enrolment on record.

On receiving the award, Professor House said: "Working in higher education is all about supporting our students, and our students at Leeds Trinity University are inspirational.

"I have a tremendous team of colleagues and students who all support the ethos of Leeds Trinity to work together in a supportive, community environment. This award is a testament to everyone and all the hard work at Leeds Trinity University."

Professor House is currently Chair of the Cathedrals Group of Universities, Chair of Go Higher West Yorkshire, an Executive Member of GuildHE and a Board Member of the HEFCE Strategic Advisory Committee on Teaching Excellence and Student Opportunities.

Prior to her role at Leeds Trinity, she worked at Middlesex University as Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Dean of Health and Social Sciences and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. ​