City celebrates graduation

Around 3,125 students are set to celebrate their academic success when they graduate from the University of Wolverhampton this week.

A total of 16 ceremonies will take place at the Grand Theatre between Saturday (17 September) and Friday, 23 September.

Students from the Institute of Education will be the first to collect their awards, with School of Mathematics and Computer Science students being the last to take to the stage next Friday.

Honorary awards will be presented to 13 people who have made a significant contribution to their field. They include TV sports presenters Suzi Perry and Jacqui Oatley, and reigning Wimbledon and French Open Women’s Wheelchair tennis doubles champion Jordanne Whiley.

Nine people will also receive professorships at the ceremonies.

Each graduation ceremony will begin with a procession of honorary graduates, senior University staff and governors and invited guests through the city.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “Graduation is always a special time for everyone at the University, and we’re looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our students this week.

“The ceremonies mark the end of years of hard work and dedication for our graduates as they move onto the next stage of their careers or further study.

“We’re also delighted to be welcoming such a diverse and interesting group of people to receive honorary degrees. Our honorary award winners really reflect the philosophy of the University to widen access and to give opportunities to all that study here.” 

After each ceremony, students and their families have been invited to attend a drinks reception in the Harrison Learning Centre, the University’s main library, to end their graduation day.

Further information

For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date Issued: Thursday, 15 September 2016

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