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Graduation celebration at UCLan

09 July 2015

Rachel Atkinson

4,000 students will graduate from the University next week

Preston’s streets will be filled with celebratory students next week as the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) graduation ceremonies take place.

Around 4,000 students will be donning their academic caps and gowns for the prestigious Degree and Award Ceremonies at Preston’s Guild Hall, from Monday, 13 July to Friday, 17 July.

Four highly-acclaimed professionals will also receive Honorary Fellowships during Graduation Week. They are:

  • Dr Shiv Pande MBE, who was a GP in Liverpool for 30 years, will receive his award on Monday morning
  • Author Andrew Hartley, who originates from Preston, will don his cap and gown on Thursday morning
  • Arthur Parsons, a videogames games expert, will accept his award on Thursday afternoon
  • Paul Hancock, Chief Fire Officer for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, will take to the stage on Friday morning

Four highly-acclaimed professionals will also receive Honorary Fellowships during Graduation Week.

The plan for graduating Schools and Honorary Fellows are: 

Date

Time

Graduating School

Honorary Award

Monday, 13 July

 

10.30am

 

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Constructions and Environment

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

 

Dr Shiv Pande MBE - he receives his award in recognition of his contribution to the community as a GP and medical educator.

 

Monday, 13 July

 

2.30pm

 

Lancashire Business School

 
 

Tuesday, 14 July

 

10.30am

 

School of Sport, Tourism & the Outdoors

 
 

Tuesday, 14 July

 

2.30pm

 

School of Health

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

 
 

Wednesday, 15 July

 

10.30am

 

School of Education and Social Sciences – students attending University main Preston Campus only

School of Journalism and Media

 
 

Wednesday, 15 July

 

2.30pm

 

School of Education and Social Sciences – students attending Burnley Campus or partner colleges

 
 

Thursday, 16 July

 

10.30am

 

School of Language, Literature and International Studies

Lancashire Law School

School of Social Work

 

Professor Andrew Hartley - he receives his award in recognition of his contribution to academia.

 

Thursday, 16 July

 

2.30pm

 

School of Art, Design and Performance

 

Arthur Parsons - he receives his award in recognition of his contribution to videogames design.

 

Friday, 17 July

 

10.30am

 

School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences

School of Psychology

 

Paul Hancock - he receives his award in recognition of his contribution to the community as Chief Fire Officer.