University celebrates graduation


The University will be holding graduation ceremonies for the School of Health and for all Postgraduate students on Wednesday, February 25 2009.

The ceremonies will take place at the Grand Theatre in Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton.

Among those receiving awards at the School of Health graduations at 10.30am and 2.45pm will be graduates who have studied midwifery, nursing, complementary therapies and mental health practice.

Postgraduate students from all academic Schools will receive awards at 6.30pm.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Geoff Hurd, said: “I would like to congratulate all our graduates who are receiving awards this week.

“Graduation allows us to celebrate the achievements of our students and we wish them every success for the future.”

Three honorary awards will be presented at the graduations. The Rt Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers will receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. He was Master of the Rolls from 2000 to 2005 and Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2005 until October 1 2008.

The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Jacob will also receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. He is the President of the Intellectual Property Institute, Hon. President of the UK branch of the Licensing Executive Society, and Hon. President of the Association of Law Teachers.

Mark Britnell, the Director General for Commissioning and System Management at the Department of Health, will receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.

University staff receiving professorships at the ceremonies include Ian Oakes, Pro Vice-Chancellor Regional Investment and Development, and Glynis Cousin, Director of Institute for Learning Enhancement and of Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Further information

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