MORE THAN 3,700 students from across South Worcestershire graduated from the University of Worcester during a week of celebrations.
Graduates and their families filled Worcester Cathedral for each of the nine separate ceremonies, which were held over four days between Tuesday, November 1 and Friday, November 4.
Founding Chancellor, HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, presided over Friday afternoon’s ceremony, with post-ceremony receptions held at the University of Worcester Arena.
The university awarded a number of honorary degrees during the week, given to individuals who distinguished themselves in their chosen field.
Among this year’s recipients were poet Patience Agbabi, playwright David Edgar, Paralympian Lord Chris Holmes, and former CEO of Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd, Richard Soper CBE.
University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, said: “This graduation week has been our largest and most spectacular ever.
“As always Worcester’s wonderful cathedral provided a magnificent setting for one of the very happiest days in the University’s annual calendar when we celebrate the success of our graduates and the magnificent contribution that they will make to society.
“Throughout the week, we celebrated the achievements of our graduates who now move to be the next generation of scientists, nurses, teachers, midwives, early years, health care and education professionals and more.
“In subjects such as business, psychology, computing, sports science and coaching, our graduates are well-equipped to progress in the fast-paced world of today’s professional workplace, while our many actors, artists, authors and designers are already helping to produce the dynamic, creative culture which is such an important feature of a civilised society.
“Our graduates of 2016 join an illustrious community of over 100,000 Worcester graduates who have made and are making an immense contribution to British society.”