The University’s Winter Degree Ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 January 2012. The Winter Ceremonies are a celebration of our students' successes and achievements. The University will hold two ceremonies each day, at 11am and 3pm.
The ceremonies will take place in the Butterworth Hall in the Arts Centre. As well as celebrating student successes, four honorary degrees will be awarded to distinguished men and women who have made important contributions to cultural, intellectual, social, economic or political life.
This year, the recipients are:
- Earl Cameron - One of the first black actors to break the unofficial "colour bar" in the UK on film and television; famous for his roles in the James Bond film Thunderball and cult 60s TV series The Prisoner.
- Dame Fiona Reynolds - Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and former Director-General of the National Trust.
- Prue Leith - novelist, food writer, television presenter, cook, caterer, teacher, businesswoman, journalist and charity worker.
Update - 21st January 2013 at 4.30pm
You may be aware that many parts of the UK, including the West Midlands and Warwickshire, have experienced adverse weather conditions over recent days.
At the present time, the University’s Winter Degree Ceremonies on 22nd - 24th January are all expected to take place as scheduled.
We would recommend that you check the Met Office's web site for up to date forecasts in the UK and that you leave plenty of time to arrive on time for your ceremony.
Campus has been subject to a large amount of snow, and ice warnings are in effect for Tuesday 22nd January and therefore Graduands and Guests are advised to ensure that appropriate footwear is worn for these conditions.
Further updates regarding the scheduling of the ceremonies will be provided on this page. An update will be posted on this page by the end of the working day prior to each ceremony.
Any queries should be addressed to the Awards and Ceremonies team (contactable on 07876 218069) in the first instance.