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Summer Degree Congregations 2013 - Thursday 18

Thursday 18 July 2013

Congratulations to all our graduands from the following Faculties, who are receiving their degrees today:

Morning ceremonies @11am
  • Engineering
  • Centre for Lifelong Learning
Afternoon ceremonies @ 3pm
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Centre for Applied Linguistics

We hope you have a wonderful day! You can view the storify from day three #warwickgrad

We would also like to pass on our congratulations to Professor Anne Marie Slaughter our Honorary Graduand.

Today's Honorary Graduand

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Professor Anne Marie Slaughter, Honorary Doctor of Laws (3pm)

Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter is currently the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Beginning in September 2013, she will assume the presidency of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute and idea incubator based in Washington and New York, and will become a professor emerita at Princeton. From 2009–2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.

Professor Slaughter has written or edited six books, including A New World Order) and The Idea That is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007), and over 100 scholarly articles. She was the convener and academic co-chair, with Professor John Ikenberry, of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States. In 2012 she published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

Professor Slaughter is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate. She provides frequent commentary for both mainstream and new media and curates foreign policy news for over 65,000 followers on Twitter at @SlaughterAM. Foreign Policy magazine named her to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. She received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard.

Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence

Christine Smith, Learning Development Centre (Butterworth Award)


Christine is Learning and Development adviser in the Learning and Development Centre (LDC) where she has been teaching since 2008. Her previous roles in LDC include coordinator of the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme, e-learning programme manager and web developer. Currently she is Programme Leader for the mandatory and accredited teaching and learning programmes for PhD students who teach. She is also the programme leader for the Teaching and Learning for Researchers programme and contributes to the provision for new lecturers.

Christine's particular interests are supporting all staff members that are either new to teaching or new to supporting those who do teach. Prior to joining Warwick she taught Unix and Perl programming at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside and has also been a Plant Manager, Research Chemist and Pub Landlady.

Christine said: "I feel very humbled, surprised and delighted to have won a WATE award. A great bit of advice I was given when I started out was that when speaking in public you don't look half as nervous (or stupid!) as you feel, and to remember that the audience wants you to succeed".

Antony Brewerton, Library


Antony Brewerton is Head of Academic Services in the Library. He has worked for Warwick since November 2006, previously working at the University of Oxford, Reading University Library and Oxford Brookes University. He is a Chartered librarian and a Fellow of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. He is also a qualified marketer and a member of the CIM, the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

At Warwick Ant has headed the Library’s Academic Services division which has delivered and developed services to enhance teaching and learning, and to support the University’s research ambitions. He devised the Student as Researcher programme and established the Warwick Innovative Teaching database.

Ant is also very active in the wider Library and Information Services (LIS) profession. For ten years he was the Editor of the journal SCONUL Focus, using this forum to share good practice in innovations across the Higher Education sector. He has presented papers in the US and across Europe and regularly teaches on postgraduate LIS courses in the UK. He is currently working with other Russell Group institutions to help address issues around LIS workforce development to better support researchers as part of Research Libraries UK.

Ant said: "The WATE award is recognition of the great work the library is doing to support teaching excellence. It's a fantastic buzz to realise just how much this is all valued by the University. The best part of the job for me is working with brilliant, talented people: students, academics and support staff."