4th July 2000




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 the opportunity 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 as follows:


Wed 19th July    11am            Faculty of Arts & Technology (City Centre)

                           2.15pm         Faculty of Arts & Technology (Cottingham Road)

Thu 20th July     11am            Faculty of Business & Management (degree, HND)

                           2.15pm         Associate colleges

Fri 21st July        11.30am       Faculty of Social & Life Sciences


“Our graduation ceremonies are always memorable occasions and a fitting way to celebrate the achievements of our hard-working and talented students,” said a university spokesman.


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Nine supplementary stories relating to this summer’s graduation ceremonies are enclosed (hard copy plus disk). Also on disk are digital photographs of Damien Walsh and Lucy Harding. For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042