28 June 2013
Proud Prestonians are among a host of celebrities and distinguished people who are set to receive Honorary Fellowships from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Current 3000m European Indoor Champion Helen Clitheroe and Daybreak news presenter Ranvir Singh, both born and bred in the city and UCLan alumni, are two of seven highly-acclaimed professionals who will receive Honorary Awards during Graduation Week.
UCLan will be holding its prestigious Degree and Award Ceremonies at the Guild Hall, Preston, from Monday, 8 July, to Friday, 12 July.
More than 4,300 students will collect their awards watched by family and friends, in a series of award ceremonies which will take place over five days.
During the week the University will be conferring Honorary Fellowships to the following:
|Date||Time||Graduating School||Honorary Award|
|Monday, 8 July||10.30am||School of Social Work
School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Lancashire Law School
School of Language, Literature and International Studies
|Nazir Afzal OBE - he receives his award in recognition of the Chief Crown Prosecutor raising public awareness of domestic violence, forced marriage and ‘honour’ based crimes.|
|Monday, 8 July||2.30pm||School of Health||No Honorary Fellow|
|Tuesday, 9 July||10.30am||
School of Journalism and Digital Communication
Lancashire Business School – Master of Arts/Master of Science; Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates only
|Ranvir Singh - she receives her award to acknowledge her contribution to broadcasting.|
|Tuesday, 9 July||2.30pm||Lancashire Business School - all Undergraduate Programmes||No Honorary Fellow|
|10.30am||School of Art, Design and Performance – Arts Programmes only||Stella Hall – she receives her award to acknowledge her support for activities in the Preston area as Festival Director of the highly successful Preston Guild 2012.|
|Wednesday, 10 July||2.30pm||
School of Art, Design and Performance – Performance Programmes only
School of Education and Social Sciences – Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Certificate in Education (CertEd) Programmes only
|No Honorary Fellow|
|Thursday, 11 July||10.30am||School of Education and Social Sciences – (excluding PGCE and CertEd programmes)||
Worawi Makudi – he receives his award in recognition of his contribution to developing sporting, educational and cultural links between Thailand and the UK.
|Thursday, 11 July||2.30pm||School of Sport, Tourism & the Outdoors||
Helen Clitheroe – she receives her award in recognition of her contribution to British middle and long-distance running.
|Friday, 12 July||10.30am||School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Built and Natural Environment
|Professor Sir Harry Kroto – he receives his award in recognition of his contribution to the development and history of nanotechnology.|
|Friday, 12 July||2.30pm||School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
School of Psychology
School of Dentistry
|His Honour Judge Anthony Russell QC – he receives his award in recognition of his endeavours to widen access to the judiciary and the legal profession.|
After each ceremony the Honorary Fellows will join University dignitaries in a procession from the Guild Hall to the University’s Foster building. The procession will give local people an opportunity to take part in the celebrations.