UWE Bristol Honorary Graduates announced for autumn graduation ceremonies

Media Relations Team, 28 November 2019

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A photograph of Professor Jane Harrington

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is delighted to announce the recipients of Honorary Degrees for the autumn graduation ceremonies at Bristol Cathedral.

Spanning areas of expertise and leadership across healthcare, higher education and community work, all the recipients are being recognised for outstanding achievements in their chosen fields, and for their significant contributions not only to the University, but to the wider Bristol region.

The list of Honorary Graduates for week beginning 25th November 2019:

  • Andrea Young, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws - in recognition of Andrea's exceptional contribution to the NHS and partnership work with the University community
  • The Very Rvd Dr David Hoyle, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters - in recognition of David's services to the Bristol community as the former Dean of Bristol Cathedral
  • Professor Jane Harrington, Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University - in recognition of Jane's exceptional contribution to the University and the Bristol region
  • Robert Woolley, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws - in recognition of Robert's exceptional contribution to the NHS and partnership work with the University

Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, Professor Steve West said:

"We are extremely proud to be conferring Honorary Degrees on all of these exceptional individuals in our autumn graduation ceremonies this year. All four of them have demonstrated true leadership and visionary thinking to make an incredible and lasting impact in their areas of work, and I know that they will inspire and encourage our graduates as they take their first steps into their chosen careers.

"I'm particularly pleased to be able to recognise the contribution of our Deputy Vice-Chancellor Jane Harrington, who has recently left UWE Bristol after a 30-year connection with the university to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Greenwich.

"I'd like to send my warmest congratulations to all of our students who have graduated this week, and I hope they and their families have a fantastic time celebrating their achievements."

For full biographies and images of any of the UWE Bristol Honorary Graduates, please contact pressoffice@uwe.ac.uk.

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