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Proud Prestonians to be honoured by home University

28 June 2013

Rachel Atkinson

UCLan alumni athlete Helen Clitheroe and broadcaster Ranvir Singh set to receive Honorary Awards

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

Wednesday,10 July

 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.