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University celebrates students and major industry figures at Graduation 2016

UWL will recognise some high-profile figures this week as it confers honorary degrees on eight leading names. The ceremonies will take place at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 July and will see leading figures from the worlds of music, health, hospitality, business and psychology accept their degrees alongside over 1700 graduates.

Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor of the University of West London, said, ‘Graduation is a day when graduands, their families and friends can take pride. It is a chance to celebrate the success which has come only with a considerable commitment. UWL has acquired a remarkable reputation for high quality education, closely linked to employment, in which we take great pride. All of our graduands today are evidence of our success.’

The graduation ceremony marks the end of the academic year for the University where 96% of students are in employment or further education within six months of graduating. Each of the University’s eight schools confer honorary degrees to recognise business success, contributions to civic and cultural life and long-term support for the University’s work.

The University’s July 2016 Honorary Award recipients are:

•    Lord Daniel Finkelstein, Associate Editor at The Times and member of the House of Lords – awarded Honorary Doctor of Law (Hon LLD)
•    Kay Fitzherbert, creator of the Pyramid programme – awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt)
•    Trish Knight, Health Education and Workforce Adviser – awarded Honorary Master of Science (Hon MSc)
•    Professor Jeremy Levy, Consultant Nephrologist, Clinical Lead for Health Education England North West London – awarded Honorary Doctor of Science (Hon DSc)
•    Lord John Lytton, Chartered Surveyor, Vice-Chancellor of the Institute of Professional Engineers and member of the House of Lords – awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt)
•    Rami Ranger, Chairman Sun Mark Ltd and Sea, Air and Land Forwarding – awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt)
•    Frank Renton, Musician, Broadcaster and Principal Conductor, British Concert Orchestra – awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt)
•    Dr Bert van Walbeek, Hotelier – awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt)

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