Sir Simon Hughes reappointed as Chancellor of LSBU

31 October 2022

Sir Simon Hughes has been reappointed as the Chancellor of London South Bank University (LSBU) for four years. This will be Simon’s second term as LSBU Chancellor, having been first appointed on 1st August 2018 and formerly installed on 1st November 2018.

Since taking up the role Simon has:

  • Represented LSBU at dozens of internal events including graduation ceremonies, open days and freshers fairs
  • Represented LSBU at a large number of external events including Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and National Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Helped to foster strong links between LSBU and many local organisations and regularly to act as an ambassador for LSBU in the UK and also abroad
  • Been a regular presence on LSBU’s campus, meeting often with staff and students
  • Been a tireless advocate for students, supporting individuals on a regular basis and working closely with four Students Union Presidents during his term.

Sir Simon Hughes, Chancellor of LSBU said,

“When I was appointed as Chancellor of LSBU I promised to combine my passion for education with my commitment to our south London communities. In my first four years as Chancellor of LSBU, our students have achieved great successes nationally and internationally after learning the advanced skills which they need to build successful careers at LSBU.

“Our success can be seen in the multitude of national and international awards which LSBU students have won thanks to their talent and the first-class teaching at our university. I am much looking forward to my second term as LSBU Chancellor - and will continue to seek to add value to LSBU and give all possible support to LSBU and its staff and students, as our students learn, develop and succeed.”

Professor David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of LSBU, said,

“Simon’s commitment to LSBU has been evident since he came on board four years ago so we are incredibly fortunate as a university to have him serve a second term. For 130 years LSBU has made a great difference to the lives of those who study here and to our local communities, and with Simon as Chancellor our impact will only continue to grow.”