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From 10 July to 14 July, more than 4,000 students will receive their degrees at UCLan

Cold Feet and Fast Show star John Thomson among eight honorary award recipients

A well-known actor will be taking to the stage in Preston next week but it will be a role with a difference as he receives an honorary award from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

John Thomson, known to millions as Pete Gifford in ITV’s Cold Feet, is one of eight people who will receive Honorary Fellowships from the city’s University.

The former All Hallows Catholic High School and Runshaw College student will be joined by 808 State founding member Graham Massey, Preston born Michelin starred chef Michael Wignall and Oscar winner Mark Crabtree OBE.

Animator Barry Purves, book expert David Roche, theatrical biomechanics academic Gennady Bognadov and children’s rights advocate Gerison Lansdown will also be conferred with the prestigious award.

From 10 July to 14 July, more than 4,000 students will don their academic caps and gowns and take to the stage of Preston’s Guild Hall for the prestigious Degree and Award Ceremonies. They will be watched by thousands of family, friends, distinguished guests and University staff.

The plan for graduating Schools and Honorary Fellows are:

Date

Time

Graduating School

Honorary Award

Monday, 10 July

10.30am

School of Health Sciences

School of Nursing

School of Sport and Wellbeing

 

Graham Massey - to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the music industry, as a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

Monday, 10 July

3.00pm

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Lancashire Law School

Tuesday, 11 July

10.30am

School of Art, Design and Fashion

School of Language and Global Studies

Tuesday, 11 July

3.00pm

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

School of Psychology

John Thomson - to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the performance industry, as a talented actor.

Wednesday, 12 July

10.30am

School of Engineering

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mark Crabtree OBE - to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the audio engineering industry.

Wednesday, 12 July

3.00pm

School of  Journalism, Media and Performance

Barry Purves - to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the animation industry.

David Roche - to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to British Book Trade.

Gennady Bognadov - to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to theatrical biomechanics.

Thursday, 13 July

10.30am

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

 

Thursday, 13 July

3.00pm

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Gerison Lansdown - to acknowledge the significant contribution she has made as a consultant and advocate for international children’s rights.

Friday, 14 July

10.30am

School of Dentistry

School of Medicine

School of Business

Friday, 14 July

3.00pm

School of Management

Michael Wignall - to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the catering industry, as one of the most successful and respected chefs in the country.

 

Rachel Atkinson | 05 July 2017