University to Celebrate Achievements of More Than 3,800 Students at Annual Graduation Ceremonies


Graduates and their families will fill Worcester Cathedral for each of the 10 separate ceremonies, to be held over four days between Tuesday and Friday (November 6 - November 9).

The University will also award a number of Honorary Doctorates - given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field - and Fellowships - awarded to notable individuals who will become ambassadors for the University - during the week.

This year's recipients of Honorary Doctorates are; comedian and former mental health nurse, Jo Brand, former Miss India, Bollywood star and educationalist, Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal, Holocaust survivor, Mindu Hornick, legal professional, Dana Denis-Smith, former England women's footballer, Marieanne Spacey-Cale MBE, presenter and blogger, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, and US university president and world authority on space exploration, Dr Laurie Leshin.

Fellowships will be awarded to arts leader, Dorothy Wilson MBE, and co-founder of the locally-based charity CG5, Stephen Edwards.

University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, said: "The beauty and grandeur of Worcester Cathedral provides a magnificent, most fitting setting in which to congratulate our graduates and to thank the parents, family, friends and supporters who have contributed so much to their success.

Throughout the week, we celebrate the achievements of our graduates who now move to be the next generation of scientists, nurses, teachers, midwives, early years, health care and education professionals and more. Our graduates, in subjects such as business, psychology, computing, sports science and coaching, are well-equipped to progress in the fast-paced world of today's professional workplace, while our many actors, artists, authors and designers are already helping to produce the dynamic, creative culture which is such an important feature of a civilised society.

Our graduates of 2018 join an illustrious community of over 100,000 Worcester graduates who have made and are making an immense contribution to British society."