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Hairy Biker to receive UCLan Honorary Fellowship

02 December 2015

Rachel Atkinson

University alumnus Dave Myers to be rewarded for his work as a TV presenter
Photo credit: Andrew Hayes Watkins

 

A famous face will join around 1,400 students next week at the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) graduation ceremonies.

Dave Myers, known to millions as one of the Hairy Bikers, will return to his former seat of learning, to collect an Honorary Fellowship.

The BAFTA nominated TV chef studied on a Preston Polytechnic (now UCLan) foundation art course in the mid-1970s and will be recognised for the contribution he has made to the community through his varied career and his work as a television presenter.

 

The 1,400 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate students will collect their awards in front of family and friends in a series of award ceremonies taking place between Monday, 7 December, and Wednesday, 9 December.

The 1,400 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate students will collect their awards in front of family and friends in a series of award ceremonies taking place between Monday, 7 December, and Wednesday, 9 December.

During the prestigious Winter Degree and Award Ceremonies, which are taking place in Preston’s Guild Hall, the University will confer an Honorary Doctorate to Ambassador Donald P Gregg, in recognition of the contribution he has made through his career in public service and, in particular, his work in Korean affairs.

Honorary Fellowships will also be given to Paul Hancock, in recognition of his contribution to the community as Chief Fire Officer of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, and former Chair of the UCLan Board Brian Harris, in recognition of his significant contribution to the development and success of the University.

The plan for the UCLan graduation ceremonies is:

Date

Time

Graduating School

Honorary Award

Monday, 7 December

3.00pm

Lancashire Law School
School of Business
School of Management
School of Social Work, Care and Community
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Honorary Fellowship – Dave Myers

Tuesday, 8 December

11.00am

School of Dentistry
School of Engineering
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

School of Medicine
School of Physical Sciences and Computing

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
School of Psychology

Honorary Fellowship – Paul Hancock

Tuesday, 8 December

3.00pm

School of Art, Design and Performance
School of Film, Media and Performance
School of Journalism, Language and Communication
School of Humanities and the Social Sciences
School of Sport and Wellbeing

Honorary Doctorate – Ambassador Donald P Gregg

Wednesday, 9 December

11.00am

School of Community Health and Midwifery

School of Health Sciences
School of Nursing

Honorary Fellowship – Brian Harris