Students at the University of Wolverhampton will
celebrate their academic success at graduation ceremonies this
More than 660 students will receive awards at ceremonies at the
Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 20 April and Thursday
21 April 2011.
This year, all three ceremonies will be preceded by a procession
of lecturers, senior University staff, Governors and local
dignitaries, from the University buildings in Wulfruna Street to
The ceremony at 6.30pm on Wednesday will recognise the
achievements of Postgraduate students.
Two ceremonies will be held on Thursday at 10.30am and 2.45pm
for students from the School of Health and
Wellbeing and postgraduate students from the School of Applied Sciences.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, said: “The University
takes great pride in the achievements of its students and
graduation offers an opportunity to celebrate their hard work and
commitment to their studies.
“The academic processions are a wonderful addition to
congregation and allow us to share our celebrations with the rest
of the city.
“This is my last graduation before I retire from my post as
Vice-Chancellor, and it is always a pleasure to witness the
happiness that this day brings to our graduates, their families and
The University’s School of Health and Wellbeing will present an
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Tony Hazell, who
has been Chair of the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council since
Five senior members of University staff will be conferred with
professorships. Judith Burnett, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the
School of Law, Social Sciences and
Communications; Kate Moss from the School of Law, Social
Sciences and Communications; Chike F. Oduoza from the School of Technology; Dew Harrison from the
School of Art and Design and Paul Nelson from the School of Applied
Sciences will all be awarded the title of Professor.
Kelvin Chan, from the School of Applied Sciences, will also be
made Honorary Professor of Natural Product Pharmacy.
In addition, three people will be appointed as Visiting
Professors at the University. They are Roberto Navigli, who will be
Visiting Professor in Information Retrieval, Diana Inkpen, Visiting
Professor in Language Technology, both at the University’s Research
Institute for Information and Language Processing (RIILP), and
Russel Winder, Visiting Professor in Software Engineering at the
School of Technology.
For further information about the ceremonies, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/graduation
Date Issued: Monday, 18 April 2011
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