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Graduation celebrations

More than 1,500 students will graduate next week

More than 1,500 students will don their caps and gowns next week to graduate from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The undergraduates, postgraduates and doctorate students will take to the stage of a transformed Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre between Monday, 9 December, and Wednesday, 11th December, for the prestigious Degree and Award Ceremonies.

The University will host eight graduation ceremonies over the space of two-and-a-half days and surrounding University buildings will be used to accommodate gown hire, official photography and celebratory post-event reception.

During the ceremonies, the University will also recognise the careers of Dr Eric Northey, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE and Dr Susan Scurlock MBE.

Honorary Doctorates will be conferred to Dr Northey and Professor Croisdale-Appleby while Dr Scurlock will receive an Honorary Fellowship.

Playwright and mental health activist Dr Northey is being recognised to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the University through his leadership in the establishment and development of the Whittingham Lives Association.

Professor Croisdale-Appleby, who is recognised worldwide for his campaigns around the injustice of apartheid, is being honoured for the significant contribution he has made to the health and social care sector, particularly through his development of social work education.

UCLan alumna Dr Scurlock, who created national charity Primary Engineer, is being recognised for the significant contribution she has made to education and engineering.

The plan for the UCLan graduation ceremonies is:

Date and time
Graduating Schools Honorary Award
Monday 9 December, 12.30pm School of Nursing - all School Courses except BSc (Hons) Pre-Reg Nursing (Children), BSc (Hons) Pre-Reg Nursing (Mental Health) and MSc in Pre-Registration Nursing (Mental Health) Honorary Doctorate – Dr Eric Northey
Monday 9 December, 3.00pm School of Nursing: BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Nursing (Children), BSc (Hons) in Pre-Registration Nursing (Mental Health) and MSc Pre-Registration Nursing (Mental Health)

School of Social Work, Care & Community
Honorary Doctorate – Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE
Tuesday 10 December, 10.00am School of Community Health & Midwifery

School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
 
Tuesday 10 December, 12.30pm Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

School of Art, Design and Fashion
 
Tuesday 10 December, 3.00pm School of Forensic & Applied Sciences

School of Journalism, Media & Performance
 
Wednesday 11 December, 10.00am School of Lancashire Law School

School of Languages & Global Studies

School of Physical Sciences & Computing

Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching
 
Wednesday 11 December, 12.30pm School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Health Sciences

School of Sport and Wellbeing
 
Wednesday 11 December, 3.00pm School of Dentistry

School of Engineering

School of Medicine

School of Psychology
Honorary Fellow – Dr Susan Scurlock MBE

Rachel Atkinson | 05 December 2019