Published on 14/09/2021
Dr Carolyn Chapman-Lees
  • Dr Carolyn Chapman-Lees is CEO of the Titan Partnership, a charity supporting schools, colleges, and universities across Birmingham
  • In 2008, she founded TurnPoint Projects, a company specialising in personal development and supporting young people, families and disadvantaged communities
  • Dr Chapman-Lees also spearheaded national student enterprise programmes and entrepreneurial education leadership programmes across the UK, having completed her MBA at Aston University in 2005.

An influential figure in inclusive education, who has spearheaded various national student enterprise programmes and entrepreneurial education leadership programmes across the UK, has been awarded an honorary degree by Aston University.

Dr Carolyn Chapman-Lees was awarded the honour at a ceremony held at the Eastside Rooms, the city’s latest purpose-built conference and events venue.

Carolyn is Chief Executive Officer of the Titan Partnership, a charity supporting schools, colleges, and universities across Birmingham. Her drive for social justice and a more equitable, inclusive education system is echoed across Titan’s vision and key priorities.

In 2008, Dr Chapman-Lees founded TurnPoint Projects, a company specialising in personal development and supporting young people, families, and disadvantaged communities.

In the same year, she led a Council initiative ensuring more than 3,600 local people accessed employment at the Westfield London White City shopping centre.

Professor George Feiger, executive dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said:

“I am delighted that Aston University has bestowed this honour on Dr Carolyn Chapman-Lees, who completed her MBA here in 2005.

“A central part of the University’s work is to open up higher education opportunities for young people in our communities who may not otherwise have that chance, which is something reflected in Carolyn’s determination to help ‘level the playing field’ through her leadership of the Titan Partnership and other ventures.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world.

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