11th December 2002




Staff and students at the University of Lincoln will pay tribute to the memory of Professor Derek Crothall at a postgraduate awards ceremony next month.


Professor Crothall, who was Pro Vice Chancellor at the university with responsibility for the Hull campus, died at the end of September.


His wife Jane will receive a posthumous honorary doctorate on his behalf at the awards ceremony at Hull City Hall on Tuesday 28th January.


Around 300 postgraduate and international students will also be collecting their awards at the ceremony, which begins at 2.30pm.


“Professor Crothall was well known and highly respected for his work in education in Hull,” said a university spokesman.


“He was committed to raising aspirations and access to higher education for those living in disadvantaged areas of Hull and the East Riding and he took the lead in establishing a number of innovative programmes to achieve that.


“The posthumous honorary award will go some way towards reflecting the esteem in which Professor Crothall was held at the University of Lincoln, and next year we will recognise his profound contribution in a more tangible way.”


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University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

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