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Class of 2015: Friday 17 July

Congratulations to all our staff, students and Honorary Graduates involved in today's graduation! Hope you enjoy the day!

Morning ceremonies @ 11am
  • Computer Science
  • School of Life Sciences
  • Philosophy

Ibtehal Attaelmanan, School of Life Sciences receives Outstanding Student Contribution Award.

Afternoon ceremonies @ 3pm
  • Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • School of Law
  • Psychology

Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence winner: Dr. Dallal Stevens, School of Lawstevens

"I adopt a holistic approach to teaching and learning to help ensure that every student achieves his or her potential. This involves teaching with passion and enthusiasm, always seeking to innovate, using resources imaginatively and being an empathetic and supportive tutor."

Friday's Honorary Graduands

wheeler.jpgTony Wheeler Hon DLitt (Honorary Doctor of Letters) Awarded jointly with Monash University
After studying engineering at Warwick, a spell as an automotive engineer in Coventry and business studies at London Business School were preludes to a trek across Asia on the ‘hippie trail’ of the early 1970s. That led Tony to write the first Lonely Planet guide and the New York Times to describe him as ‘the trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travellers.’ He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2014 for ‘distinguished service to business and commerce as a publisher of travel guides, and as a benefactor to a range of Australian arts and aid organisations.’

ogrady.jpgFrances O’Grady Hon LLD (Honorary Doctor of Laws)
Frances is the General Secretary of the TUC. She first joined the TUC as Campaigns Officer in 1994, and went onto launch the TUC’s Organising Academy in 1997. Frances headed up the TUC’s organisation department in 1999, reorganising local skills projects into “unionlearn” which now helps a quarter of a million workers into learning every year.
As Deputy General Secretary from 2003, Frances led on the environment, industrial policy, the NHS and winning an agreement covering the 2012 Olympics. She has served as a member of both the Low Pay Commission, the High Pay Centre and the Resolution Foundation’s Commission on Living Standards.

smith.jpgPhil Smith Hon LLD (Honorary Doctor of Laws)
Phil Smith is the UK & Ireland Chief Executive of Cisco. Phil has a thirty year track record in the Information and Communications Technology industry. He leads around 5,500 Cisco people in the UK and Ireland.Phil is the founder of ‘The Leaderboard’ a cross industry team of around 40 UK CEOs who have raised more than £350,000 for Comic Relief and Sport Relief by competing in triathlons.

In August 2014, Phil represented Team GB in his age group at the Triathlon World Championships in Edmonton, Canada.

Read more about our Honorary Graduands.


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