University’s awards ceremony held at cathedral


More than 300 graduates from the University of Lincoln’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes graduated at a prestigious ceremony in the city’s cathedral on January 17. Two honorary awards were also conferred during the ceremony.


Students graduated from the faculties of Business & Law, Art, Architecture & Design, Media, Humanities & Technology, and Health, Life & Social Care, as well as from the University’s Centre for Educational Research & Development, and School of Theology and Ministry Studies.


Former Director of Development and Environmental Services for City of Lincoln Council, Keith Laidler, received an Honorary MBA for his services to the city of Lincoln and his support for the establishment of a university in Lincoln. An Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Don Blackburn who retired in the summer of 2007 after 23 years of involvement in developing the University and establishing the School of Health & Social Care.


Special guests at the event included the county’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, the Leader of Lincolnshire County Council and the Divisional Commander of Lincolnshire Police.


The University’s Alumni Association hosted a celebratory reception in the grounds of Lincoln Castle after the event.




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