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Research Administrator to act as Mace Bearer for graduation ceremony

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Research Administrator to act as Mace Bearer for graduation ceremony


This week is graduation week at The University of Warwick, and on Saturday the Department of Economics is hosting its exclusive graduation ceremony for Economics and joint Economics students.

Graduation ceremonies involve the combined contributions of a wide range of colleagues from across the University in a variety of roles and Helen Knight, Research Administrator for the Department and Warwick Policy Lab Manager, is taking part in this year’s ceremony in the role of Mace Bearer.

The Mace Bearer is responsible for leading the Academic Procession, and according to tradition, protects the Chancellor. After volunteering in several roles over previous years, Helen is very much looking forward to being Mace Bearer:

I really enjoy being involved with any role within the actual ceremony itself, as it gives me the chance to see the result of years of our students own hard work; there’s a lovely positive vibe in the hall and real excitement.

Graduation week is unique because all members of the University community come together to celebrate the achievements of our students, from senior officers to academic, administrative and technical staff. Between us all, we put on an amazing celebration for our students and give them a real day to remember.

It is an event to be very proud of.

Read more about Helen's role as a Graduation unsung hero.

Find out more about the 2015 Undergraduate Summer Graduation, which includes an evening reception for students to celebrate their achievements with family, fellow students and staff.