Honorary graduates celebrated

Leading lights from the worlds of music, sport, art and business were honoured at a special University of Wolverhampton event.

A celebration lunch was hosted for honorary graduates by the University’s Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC.

More than 30 experts from the fields of health, media, construction, engineering, education and faith attended the event at the Chancellor’s Hall on Friday, 7 July 2017.

Honorary graduates receive awards from the University for making an outstanding contribution to the local area or their professional field.

Attendees included Paralympic gold medallist in archery Danielle Brown MBE, gold medal winning Olympian Anita Lonsbrough MBE, cycling legend Hugh Porter MBE, herpetologist Mark O’Shea and former Chairman of the BBC Trust Professor Sir Michael Lyons.

International soul singer, Jaki Graham, who is an ambassador for the University in her role as Pro-Chancellor, spoke at the event.

University Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone, said: “We were delighted to host this special occasion to recognise the significant contribution our honorary graduates make to their fields and the life of the University of Wolverhampton. It was wonderful to see so many leading lights at the event and to celebrate the achievements of the University.”

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome so many of our honorary graduates back to the University for this celebration lunch.

“Our honorary graduates are an important part of our community, providing significant inspiration to our students, presenting guest lectures and acting as mentors. As we continue to invest in improving our learning environment and supporting the growth of the regional economy through our £250million Our Vision, Your Opportunity project, this event allowed us to share our successes and thank our honorary graduates for being part of our story.”

Images from the honorary graduates lunch, Fri 7 July 2017 

Further information

Pic: The honorary graduate lunch at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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