3rd July 1999




Around 2,000 students from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will pack Hull City Hall on 19th, 20th and 21st July to collect their degrees.


The university is to stage five graduation ceremonies to mark the achievement of its final-year degree and postgraduate students who have been studying in Hull.


The events will also give the university a chance to honour some well known and respected local and national figures. Among those who will be receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, chairman of British Airways, (Wednesday 19th July, 11am) and Prof Bikhu Parekh, recently made a working peer by the Prime Minister (Thursday 20th July, 2.15pm).


Among the other VIP guests throughout the week will be Christopher Oughtred, High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire (Thursday 20th July, 11am) and Mrs Beattie Ware, Lord Mayor of Kingston-upon-Hull (Friday 21st July, 11.30am).


The graduation ceremonies will take place at 11am and 2.15pm on Wednesday 21st (Faculty of Arts and Technology), Thursday 22nd (Faculty of Business and Management) and Friday 23rd July 1999 (Faculty of Social and Life Sciences).


“Next week’s graduation ceremonies will be a memorable event for staff, students and guests,” said a university spokesman. “They will be splendid occasions and a fitting way to congratulate all our students on their hard work.”


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042