Graduation celebrations

27 November 2013

Rachel Atkinson

More than 1,500 students will be joined on stage by six new Honorary Fellows

Proud Lancastrians are among a host distinguished people who are set to receive Honorary Fellowships from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Among the six highly-acclaimed professionals who will receive Honorary Awards are: food historian Ivan Day; architect Stephen Hodder MBE and retired paramedic Adrian Conboy.

UCLan will be holding its prestigious Winter Degree and Award Ceremonies in the Guild Hall, Preston, from Monday, 2 December, to Wednesday, 4 December.

More than 1,500 students will collect their awards watched by family and friends, in a series of award ceremonies which will take place over three days.

During the week the University will be conferring Honorary Fellowships to the following:

Date Time Graduating School Honorary Award
Monday, 2 December 3.00pm Lancashire Business School School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors School of Social Work Ivan Day - he receives his award in acknowledgement of individual enterprise through modern technology to bring history alive. Professor Mary Kellett - she receives her award in acknowledgement of her significant contribution as a pioneer of children’s active participation in social research.
Tuesday, 3 December 11.00am Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences School of Psychology
Stephen Hodder MBE - he receives his award in acknowledgement of the major contributions he has made to the field of architecture.
Tuesday, 3 December 3.00pm School of Health School of Medicine and Dentistry Adrian Conboy - he receives his award in acknowledgement of his significant contribution to paramedic practice. John Mellor-Clark - he receives his award in acknowledgement of his substantial contribution to the development of practice-based evidence for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
Wednesday, 4 December 11.00am Lancashire Law School School of Art, Design and Performance School of Education and Social Sciences School of Journalism and Digital Communications School of Language, Literature and International Studies Trevor Mather - he receives his award in recognition of the strong partnership he has sustained between the University and the global software company Thoughtworks which provides many opportunities to our students both in the UK and overseas.