Eight Honorary Award recipients to join thousands of new graduates
UCLan’s graduation ceremonies take place from 16 to 20 July in Preston’s Guild Hall
A wide range of well-deserving Lancastrians are among those who will receive honorary awards from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) next week.
Two honorary doctorates and six honorary fellowships will be conferred during the five days of graduation celebrations.
Swimmer Stephanie Slater MBE, who has won gold and silver medals at the Paralympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games, will be joined by sculptor Charles Hadcock, publisher Barry Cunningham OBE and midwifery expert Sheena Byrom OBE.
Former Myerscough College Principal Ann Turner; Kevin McGee, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Executive; contemporary theatre expert Enrique Pardo; and Patrick Holden, a descendant of one of the University’s founders, will also be conferred with the prestigious awards.
Between Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, more than 3,500 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 graduating Schools and Honorary Award recipients are:
(List reads date, time, graduating school, Honorary Doctorate (D) or Fellowship (F))
Monday, 16 July, 10.30am, School of Community Health and Midwifery, School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing. Sheena Byrom OBE (D), receives her award to acknowledge the significant contribution she has made to the development of the midwifery profession at local, national and international levels.
Monday 16 July, 2.30pm, School of Art, Design and Fashion, School of Language and Global Studies. Charles Hadcock (F) receives his award to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the world of fine art throughout his successful career as a sculptor.
Tuesday 17 July, 10.30am, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, School of Sport and Wellbeing. Stephanie Slater MBE (F) receives her award to acknowledge the significant contribution she has made to the world of sport through her successful swimming career.
Tuesday 17 July, 2.30pm, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lancashire Law School. Ann Turner (F) receives her award to acknowledge the significant contribution she has made to the partnership between Myerscough College and the University through her strong leadership and significant development of Higher Education provision at the College.
Wednesday 18 July, 10.30am, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, Care and Community. Kevin McGee (F) receives his award to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the development of the University's School of Medicine through the instrument strategic support he has provided to our partnership with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Wednesday 18 July, 2.30pm, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise. Barry Cunningham (OBE) receives his award to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the publishing industry and his ongoing support to the University, particularly in relation to the MA Publishing programme.
Thursday 19 July, 10.30am, School of Forensic and Applied Sciences. No honorary award.
Thursday 19 July, 10.30am, School of Journalism, Media and Performance. Enrique Pardo (F) receives his award to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made both in practice and through his cultural and psychological studies to the international field of contemporary theatre performance.
Friday 20 July, 10.30am, School of Engineering, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. No honorary award.
Friday 20 July, 2.30pm, School of Physical Sciences and Computing, School of Psychology. Patrick Holden (D) receives his award to acknowledge his academic achievements in law and the significant contribution he has made to the Moses Holden Scholarship Fund.