UNIVERSITY LEADER CELEBRATES SUCCESS AT MILLENNIUM POINT
The Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University, who was instrumental in housing the Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (TEE) at Millennium Point, has been profiled by the Birmingham landmark as part its 10th birthday celebrations.
David Tidmarsh, who is a Trustee at Millennium Point, was also involved in the creation of the building and gave a guided tour to the Duke of Edinburgh when it first opened in 2001.
He is taking part in a campaign to find out about the different types of people that use the building, and is being profiled following his role in establishing the TEE.
Originally named the Technology Innovation Centre and renamed in 2009, the TEE provides state-of-the-art facilities to Birmingham City University (BCU) students who study a wide range of subjects from architectural technology to computer games technology and sound engineering and production.
David Tidmarsh, who was appointed Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University in January 2007, said: “I’ve been involved with Millennium Point for the last 14 years, in both the delivery of the TEE and in the building of Millennium Point itself. The TEE has now become a national centre of excellence for learning, innovation and technology transfer and I’m pleased with how popular it has become to staff and students alike. I’m looking forward to helping to develop the Eastside area further in the coming years.”
“I’ve experienced some great days out at Millennium Point with my own family but I suppose my ‘biggest’ day would have been when the building first opened and I had the pleasure of showing the Duke of Edinburgh around – it was one of my proudest moments.”
Karen Steed, acting chief executive of Millennium Point, said:
“Millennium Point has always been a strong centre for learning and students are always very excited to study here because of the fantastic facilities and bustling atmosphere that exists around the place.”