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Students to celebrate graduation


More than 850 students are set to celebrate their academic achievements when they graduate from the University of Wolverhampton this week. 

Nursing and postgraduate students will attend graduation ceremonies at the Grand Theatre on Wednesday, 28 and Thursday, 29 March 2018.

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

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

An honorary doctorate will be presented to Wolverhampton-born author Narinder Dhami on Wednesday, in recognition of her literary achievements.

Narinder, who was educated at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School, is an award-winning children’s author, whose most famous and biggest selling book was Bend It Like Beckham, a novelisation of the film.

Each year more than 7,000 students graduate from Wolverhampton at more than 30 ceremonies in the UK and overseas in areas where the University has international partnerships.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the many varied achievements of our students as they graduate this week.

“Our nursing and postgraduate students enter a range of interesting and rewarding professions, and we’re extremely proud that 96.3% of our graduates are in employment six months after leaving us.

“Graduation is a special time for everyone at the University of Wolverhampton, and we wish all our 2018 graduates the very best of luck for the future.”

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Date Issued: Monday, 26 March 2018

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