GLASGOW Caledonian University (GCU) has renamed one of its buildings in honour of Chancellor Dr Annie Lennox OBE.

The Annie Lennox Building has been named after the university's first female Chancellor, who was appointed to the role in 2018. 

Annie Lennox is currently visiting the university for two days to preside over three summer graduation ceremonies taking place at the Royal Concern Hall, where she will be awarding degrees to hundreds of graduates.

Dr Annie Lennox OBE said: "It's an incredible honour to have such a wonderful building on the Glasgow Caledonian University campus named after me. 

"I'm looking forwards to taking part in GCU's graduation ceremonies this week in person, after the last two years, when the only way we could connect was via Zoom.

"I'm so proud of all the graduates, who've coped brilliantly with all the extra challenges, to finally succeed in reaching their goals and achievements."

GCU principal and vice-chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE said: "Glasgow Caledonian University is extremely fortunate to have Dr Lennox as its Chancellor. 

"Her passion, wisdom, guidance and support for our community, especially through the recent challenges of the pandemic, have been transformative. 

"Naming one of our most prominent building the 'Annie Lennox Building' is in recognition of everything she has done for the University, our students, and her wider life-changing work for the Common Good."