Leeds Arts University launches Scholarships with Chancellor, Skin

24 May 2021

Leeds Arts University is pleased to announce three new Skin's Chancellor Scholarships for undergraduate students commencing their studies in 2021/22.

The scholarships aim to support the general living and maintenance costs of students during their time at university to enable them to progress successfully.

A cash scholarship of £3,000 per year for three years will be awarded to two Home students and one International student.

Professor Simone Wonnacott, Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Arts University said:

"We are delighted to announce these three new scholarships, developed with the University Chancellor Skin. The scholarships will provide much needed support for the recipients and make a real difference to their educational journey. We are excited to have our University Chancellor involved in this process.”

Skin, Chancellor, Leeds Arts University said:

“I’m extremely delighted to be supporting these scholarships for undergraduate students. I’m passionate about opening up more opportunities to young people in creative fields and the scholarship will help to achieve this.”

Skin, lead singer of multi-million selling rock band Skunk Anansie, Radio DJ, fashion icon, actress and activist announced as the first Chancellor of Leeds Arts University in January 2021.

As well as fronting one of the UK’s most successful bands, Skin is a multi-talented artist with an Art & Design University background. She loves to Dj all over the world at classic venues like Output in New York, Sound Nightclub in LA and Fabric in London, and with Iconic Techno Dj Nicole Moudaber, Space (Ibiza) at Carl Cox’s Revolution (2016) and Coachella in 2016. She has also released Techno music under the guise of Juvenal on Nichole Moudaber’s Mood Records (2016). As well a this she has recently completed her season at Absolute Radio playing indie, electronic and rock music from Artists new and classic.

Students with a place at Leeds Arts University starting in September 2021 can find out more about how to apply here.