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University of Worcester Set to Hold Graduation Ceremonies

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The achievements of around 3000 students will be celebrated next week, as the University of Worcester hosts its annual graduation ceremonies.

Graduates and their families will fill Worcester Cathedral for each of the eight separate ceremonies, to be held over four days between Tuesday and Friday.

Post-ceremony receptions will be held at the University of Worcester Arena, and the venue will also play host to the annual Graduation Dinner, to be held on Wednesday evening.

The University’s Founding Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, will preside over Wednesday afternoon’s ceremony, as well as attending the Graduation Dinner, at which the achievements of the 2013 Academic Prize winners will be recognised.

The University of Worcester’s Vice Chancellor, Professor David Green, says: “We are delighted to once again be able to celebrate the achievements of our graduates, who will become the next generation of scientists, nurses, teachers, midwives, early years, healthcare and education professionals.

“The beauty and grandeur of Worcester Cathedral provides a most fitting setting to congratulate them and thank their parents, family, friends and supporters who have contributed so much to their success.”

The University will also award a number of honorary degrees – given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field – during the ceremonies.

Among this year’s recipients are BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen, Nobel Prize-winning biologist Sir Paul Nurse and English hockey’s Head of Coaching, Jane Powell.