University of Hertfordshire celebrates 2019 graduates’ achievements with ceremonies at St Albans Cathedral

5 September 2019

17,000 people, including students and their family and friends, will come together to celebrate in St Albans city centre between Monday 2 September and Tuesday 10 September for the University of Hertfordshire’s 2019 Graduation Ceremonies.

The 18 Graduation Ceremonies will take place at St Albans Cathedral, with a reception afterwards at the Alban Arena. The events mark the completion of many students’ courses of study and are a collective celebration of their hard work and achievements.

As well as receiving its graduates, the University will also award Honorary Degrees to pillars of the community for their outstanding contribution to academic disciplines, charity, professions or public service.

The awards will be presented by Lord Salisbury, Chancellor; Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor; Professor Ian Campbell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dr Lynn Drummond, Chairman of the Board of Governors.

“Our Graduation Ceremonies are a highlight of the academic calendar for students and staff alike, as we have the opportunity to celebrate the dedication, hard work and well-deserved achievements of our students. With over 96% of our students employed or in further study within the first six months of graduation, we hope that our 2019 graduates go on to enjoy great success in the next stage of their lives. We wish them all the very best and look forward to keeping in touch as their careers develop and flourish.”

Sue Grant
Secretary and Registrar at the University of Hertfordshire

“With over 96% of our students employed or in further study within the first six months of graduation, we hope that our 2019 graduates go on to enjoy great success in the next stage of their lives. We wish them all the very best and look forward to keeping in touch as their careers develop and flourish.”

Honorary Degrees will be awarded to:

Professor William Webb – in recognition of his contribution to wireless technology and engineering

Funke Abimbola - in recognition of her contribution to corporate and social diversity

Firoz Rasul - in recognition of his contribution to education and business in the developing world and beyond

Gordon Morrison - in recognition of his charitable work and contribution to the business of the University of Hertfordshire

Professor John Pickett - in recognition of his outstanding contribution to biological chemistry

Dame Mary Richardson - in recognition of her outstanding contribution to education

Professor David Docherty - in recognition of his contribution to university business collaboration across the UK

Rebecca Hilsenrath - in recognition of her contribution to the legal profession and human rights

Fellowships of the University of Hertfordshire:

Judy Glasman, Pat Morton, David Goodridge, Graham Boyd and Jeremy Ridgman will be elected to Fellowships of the University of Hertfordshire in recognition of their services to the University.

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