December 2011 For immediate release Yorkshire Bank Economist to deliver lecture

Yorkshire Bank Chief Economist Tom Vosa is set to deliver a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University. The event, titled ‘Economic Prospects’, will focus on current developments influencing the UK and regional economy. At a time of economic uncertainty with the country’s finances under the spotlight, Tom will outline how he sees the challenges ahead and the nation’s future economic prospects.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 17 January at 9am in The Rose Bowl, home to the University’s Faculty of Business & Law.

The hour-long lecture begins at 9am and will conclude with an opportunity to ask questions, with refreshments available from 8.30am. The event is free, but places will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Tom Vosa is Chief Economist at Yorkshire Bank and Director and Head of Markets Economics, Europe for National Australia Bank. Tom joined National Australia Bank in 2001 from the Bank of England. His role involves keeping the bank abreast of relevant economic and financial market developments and to have extensive interaction with clients.

Now an annual fixture in the business calendar, the lecture will be of particular interest to professionals working in sectors such as banking, financial services, accounting and economics, as well as to academic staff and students specialising in those areas.

To book a place at the lecture please email guestspeaker@leedsmet.ac.uk

Ends For further details please contact Mark Dorey on 0113 812 3021 or email m.dorey@leedsmet.ac.uk Notes for editors:    Leeds Metropolitan University has over 15,000 students and around 3, 000 staff. The Vice Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University is Professor Susan Price and the Chair of the Board is Lord Woolmer of Leeds. Leeds Metropolitan’s four faculties are: Arts, Environment and Technology, Business & Law, Health and Social Sciences, and Carnegie.   Leeds Metropolitan’s heritage can be traced back to the founding of the Mechanics Institute in Leeds in 1824. International students rated the University top in the UK for language support, accommodation quality and learning spaces in the 2010 Autumn Wave of the International Student Barometer and sixth in the world for the quality of its lectures. We have over 1,500 international students from 122 countries around the globe.  The University’s award-winning learning environments include

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