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Celebration in the City for Graduates

Released: 22.10.15

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The University of St Mark & St John’s Graduation ceremonies will take place next week on October 28 and 29 at the Plymouth Guildhall, in the heart of the city centre.

Students, family and academics from the University, a highly regarded provider of education for 177 years, will gather at the historic building, as final year students cross the stage to receive their degree certificates.

Across four ceremonies, over 2500 people will attend to celebrate student achievements in the Faculties of Sport & Health Sciences, Education & Social Sciences and Culture & Language Sciences. 

Joining graduates are individuals set to receive honorary awards for outstanding contributions in their field. Those invited to receive awards are Professor John Gardner, Senior Deputy Principal at the University of Stirling, the Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, Lindsey Hall co-founder of the Real Ideas Organisation, Mrs Angela Mortimer Barrett, former World number one British tennis player and Mrs Bushra Nasir CBE, the first Muslim female head teacher of a secondary school in the UK.

Class of 2015 graduands will join the University of St Mark & St John’s alumni dating back to its inception in 1838, including elite athletes such as Olympic Gold medallist Helen Glover, the first woman priest of the Anglican Church, Joy Carroll, and bestselling author, Billy Hopkins. 



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