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Class of 2015: Wednesday 15 July

It's day 3 of Graduation Week, congratulations to everyone receiving awards today. Hope you enjoy the day!

Morning ceremonies @11am
  • Warwick Business School (undergraduate programmes only)

Stefan van der Fluit, Warwick Business School, receives an Outstanding Student Contribution Award

Afternoon ceremonies @ 3pm
  • Centre for Education Studies
  • English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies

Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence winner: Rachel King, Centre for Education Studies


I am deeply committed to creating a positive learning environment where UK and international students feel welcome, cared for, and engaged throughout their studies. I enrich students’ knowledge by using a range of experiential, embodied and collaborative pedagogies. I have built a series of strong partnerships with local schools and regional and national theatre organisations to ensure that students have multiple opportunities to connect with communities beyond the University campus.

Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence winner: Dr Margaret Shrewring, School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies


My undergraduate modules, as well as my postgraduate teaching, are all directly related to my personal research. I value the process not just of research-led teaching but of the research process as a learning experience for students...and as a way to encourage individual students to develop and enhance their skills.

Read more about our WATE winners.

Wednesday's Honorary Graduands

Sir Michael Barber Hon LLD (Honorary Doctor of Laws)


Sir Michael Barber is a leading authority on education systems and education reform. For over two decades his research and advisory work has focused on school improvement, standards and performance; system-wide reform; effective implementation; access, success and funding in higher education; & access & quality in schools in developing countries. He joined Pearson in September 2011 as Chief Education Advisor, leading Pearson’s worldwide programme of efficacy and research ensuring the impact of the programme on the learner outcomes of Pearson and its customers. He plays a role in Pearson’s strategy for education in the developing world, & is Chairman of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund.

John Cridland Hon LLD (Honorary Doctor of Laws)


John Cridland is Director-General of the CBI. He announced in March that he intends to step down from that position after serving 5 years in the role.

He joined the CBI as a policy adviser in 1982 becoming its youngest ever director in 1991, when he took on its environmental affairs portfolio. He moved to human resources policy in 1995, where he helped negotiate the UK’s first national minimum wage and entry into the EU’s “social chapter” on employment. He became Deputy Director-General of the CBI in 2000.

Read more about our Honorary Graduands.

ceremonyhome.jpgBehind the scenes...

Hear from Helen Knight, Mace Bearer, find out about her role and what she enjoys about it. It's a chance to see some of the work that goes on behind the scenes to help make graduation week a success!

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