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:
||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|