A building at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Innovation Campus has been renamed by its Chancellor.
University of Wolverhampton Chancellor The Rt Hon. Lord Paul of Marylebone PC led a ceremony at the campus to name its main building The Angad Paul Building in memory of his son who sadly died in November 2015.
The move is part of a legacy gift of £500,000 that Lord Paul has agreed to donate to the University in memory of Angad via the Ambika Paul Foundation, a charitable trust set up by Lord Paul in memory of his daughter Ambika.
Guests included the High Commissioner of India to the UK, Ruchi Ghanashyam.
University of Wolverhampton Chancellor, Lord Paul said: “After twenty one years as Chancellor of this University, I am confident that the Telford Innovation Campus will be an outstanding centre of engineering excellence, and that it will also nurture the quality of creativity of which Angad Paul's life and attitudes remind us. I hope that our event today will be a landmark on that journey.”
The gift is to be used to support a number of initiatives for students and staff. These will be:
• Lord Swraj Paul Early Careers Research Fund – to support early careers researchers leading up to the Research Excellence Framework 2021
• Lord Swraj Paul Excellence in Teaching Fund - to support individual and group teaching excellence reward initiatives
• Lord Swraj Paul Fund to support Student Entrepreneurial Initiatives.