UK's New Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer credits University of Leeds for significant role in his success

UK's New Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer credits University of Leeds for significant role in his success

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New Delhi, Updated on Jul 9, 2024 11:46 IST

The Prime Minister graduated from the University of Leeds in 1985 with a Law degree. After considerable experience in UK politics, he became the 58th Prime Minister of the UK in 2024.

UK's New Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer credits University of Leeds for significant role in his success

Study in UK: Following the win of Sir Keir Starmer in the UK General Election 2024, the University of Leeds is boasting about Prime Minister among its graduates. The university is delighted with his win and said that while he was pursuing his career in politics, he maintained his close links with the university and also credited the university played an important role in his life and success.

During his visit to the university campus last year, he said, "I absolutely fell in love with Leeds, and I've been in love with it ever since. It absolutely formed me and changed my life. The three years here was something that went deep in my bones, and I’ve carried that bit of Leeds with me ever since.”

Professor Hai-Sui Yu, Interim Vice-Chancellor and President, said, “Our graduates make significant contributions across the globe in a wide range of sectors in addition to public life, including health, business, science and the arts. The transformative power of higher education should never be underestimated, and it is with enormous pride that we follow the careers and achievements of former students. Sir Keir has often noted how his time at Leeds provided firm foundations for his successful law career, and we are very proud that our community of alumni can now count a Prime Minister within their ranks.”

Sir Keir Starmer journey at University of Leeds: More Details

He returned to the University of Leeds to start the School of Law in 2011, in the next year, he also received an honorary degree. From 2018 until 2022, Sir Keir Starmer sat on the advisory board for the School of Law. In 2020, he took part in a Question and Answer session with students.

During his interview with the university's Magazine in 2023, he said, “If things are really going to change, the only place that’s big enough for that change is politics. In the end, the only meaningful change would come through politics.”

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