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Friday 7 July 2017

Solent students graduate

The O2 Guildhall will be a hub of excitement this month, as around 2500 students gown-up and get ready to graduate with degrees and professional qualifications from Southampton Solent University.

Ten ceremonies over five days from 10-14 July will showcase the latest graduate talent - ranging from sport science to graphic design, fashion to yacht-design, and business management to TV and film production.

Looking forward to the week’s ceremonies, Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent, Professor Graham Baldwin says:

 “Graduation is the highlight of our academic year. It is a time when we celebrate the new skills, achievements and the future success of our students.

“I am proud to be the Vice-Chancellor of such a dynamic, diverse and inspirational University that produces work-ready graduates; and of our excellent facilities and academic expertise that give our talented students the opportunity to excel in their chosen careers.”

Southampton Solent University Chancellor, Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead, and the Chair of the Board of Governors, Jonathan Cheshire, will preside over the University’s graduation ceremonies.

Graduates will be able to share their experience with friends and relatives unable to be at the ceremony via a live webcast.

The University will also be presenting honorary degrees to academics and professionals who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of expertise. This year’s recipients are:

  • Maggie Philbin OBE (Doctor of Technology)
  • Richard Little (Doctor of Engineering)
  • Andrew Barton (Doctor of Arts)
  • Mick Audsley (Doctor of Arts)
  • Bijan Mortazavi (Doctor of Music)
  • Nicolas Apps (Master of Science)
  • Michael Coyle (Doctor of Law)
  • Clive Hicks-Jenkins (Doctor of Arts)
  • Pauline Traetto (Doctor of Education)
  • Matt le Tissier (Doctor of Sport)