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Class of 2014: Graduation Saturday 19 July

GraduationLast day of Summer Graduations 2014, well done to everyone graduating today! Don't forget to stay in touch.

Morning ceremonies @11am
  • Warwick Business School (postgraduate programmes only)
  • Institute for Employment Research

Afternoon ceremonies @ 3pm
  • Economics (incl PPE)

Hear from the Class of 2014 as we ask them to tell us about their experiences of Warwick and hopes for the future. Check out the Storify pages about Graduations week or keep up to date on Twitter and join the conversation at #warwickgrad.


Graduation's unsung heroes

Graduation just wouldn't be possible without lots of Warwick people getting involved with a variety of roles throughout the week.

Hear from some of our unsung heroes

Congratulations to the Class of 2014, all the Honorary Graduands and Award Winners including WATE, Butterworth Memorial Teaching Award and Chancellor’s Medal who took part in Summer Graduation 2014.



Friday's Honorary Graduands

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Professor Ed Byrne AC, Hon DSc (11am)

Professor Ed Byrne became President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University in 2009, having previously
been Vice-Provost (Health) at University College London (UCL). At Monash, he has established a close strategic alliance with Warwick: he is a key proponent of the globally networked research university concept.

Professor Byrne has honorary professorships from UCL and Warwick. He holds a Doctor of Science degree from Melbourne, awarded in recognition of his demonstrated record of research excellence. He was admitted as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 and a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2014.



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Julie Meyer MBE, Hon LLD (3pm)

Julie Meyer MBE is Chairman and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital and a Managing Partner of the Ariadne Fund. She founded Ariadne Capital in August 2000 to create a new model for the financing of entrepreneurship in Europe and the UK – ‘Entrepreneurs Backing Entrepreneurs’.

She has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, TIME Magazine Digital 50, one of Wired’s 100, and one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Europe. In 2011, she was asked to be on the Secretary of State’s Entrepreneurs Panel and the Secretary of Health’s Innovation Panel. In 2012, Julie received an honorary MBE, for her services to entrepreneurship.



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Dorothy Wilson MBE, FRSA, Hon LLD (3pm)

Dorothy is Artistic Director and Chief Executive of mac birmingham (Midlands Arts Centre). She is a very experienced venue manager and programmer in local authority venues as well as independent theatres and arts centres. Dorothy has been instrumental in establishing new initiatives delivering lifelong learning, arts development, performance and exhibition opportunities to communities throughout the West Midlands. She is an associate of The Leisure Consultancy Ltd, and UK, Ireland and Scandinavia representative for the Alexander String Quartet (San Francisco).

In 2005, she was made ITV Central’s Midlander of the Year in the Arts and Media category and received an honorary
doctorate from Birmingham City University, then UCE. Dorothy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in
2006 and received an MBE for services to the arts in the New Year’s Honours List 2011.


Read the full biographies of all our honorary graduates