Success on the timetable as Worcester students graduate - The Worcester Observer

Success on the timetable as Worcester students graduate

Worcester Editorial 7th Mar, 2024   0

SUCCESS was on the timetable at the University of Worcester this week as hundreds of former students returned to the city for their graduation.

More than 500 students gathered at Worcester Cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate their academic achievements.

The celebrations took place across two ceremonies, after which the graduates made the short journey to the University of Worcester Arena for a reception.

The largest groups of graduates were nurses and midwives.

Prof Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, the first Chief Midwife for the International Confederation of Midwives, was also given an honorary doctorate on the day.

Prof Dunkley-Bent served for four years as the first Chief Midwifery Officer for the NHS in England.




She was also one of two National Maternity Safety Champions appointed by the Department for Health and Social Care.

To mark last year’s 75th anniversary of the NHS in England, Prof Dunkley-Bent was recognised by the Nursing Times as one of 75 nurses and midwives who have contributed to the organisation in a significant way.


University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and chief executive, Prof David Green CBE DL, said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating the achievement of every one of our new University of Worcester graduates.”

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