Sporting greats to receive honorary awards

5 July 2016

They will join nearly 4,000 students who will don their UCLan cap and gown for the nine graduation ceremonies

Two famous sportsmen with strong links to the red rose county are to receive Honorary Fellowships from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Four-time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty, from Blackburn, and former Lancashire County Cricket captain Wasim Akram are among four professionals who will accept the prestigious honorary awards next week.

They will be joined by UCLan alumnus His Honour Judge Jonathan Rose and former UCLan Group Chief Executive Richard Hext.

From 11 July to 15 July, nearly 4,000 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 plan for graduating Schools and Honorary Fellows are:

Monday, 11 July 10.30am

School of Dentistry
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Health Sciences
School of Sport and Wellbeing Monday, 11 July 3.00pm

Lancashire Law School
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
School of Community Health and Midwifery

His Honour Judge Rose - for the contribution he has made in his career as a Law School graduate and his support for widening participation.

Tuesday, 12 July 10.30am

School of Art, Design and Fashion
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, 12 July 3.00pm

School of Engineering
School of Journalism, Language and Communication

Wednesday, 13 July 10.30am

School of Film, Media and Performance

Carl Fogarty - in recognition of his services to sport.

Wasim Akram - for his significant contribution to cricket during his sporting career.

Wednesday, 13 July 3.00pm

School of Physical Sciences and Computing
School of Management

Richard Hext - for his services to UCLan especially the growth and development of international business and overseas campus plans.

Thursday, 14 July 10.30am

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Thursday, 14 July 3.00pm

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Friday, 15 July 10.30am

School of Business
School of Psychology