University of Cumbria graduates celebrate with their families and friends

University of Cumbria graduates celebrate with their families and friends

A celebration of achievement will take place next week in Carlisle Cathedral when 1,250 graduates from the University of Cumbria receive their degrees and awards. Along with families, friends and guests they will attend throughout four days at a total of ten ceremonies.

The events will be held on Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July, giving the graduates the opportunity to enjoy their academic success in
the presence of those who supported them throughout the long years of study. Their achievements cover a wide range of subjects from the Faculties of Education, Arts and Business, and Health and Science at undergraduate level.

Prior to each graduation ceremony, there will be a formal procession into the Cathedral with staff and graduates in academic robes. Celebratory receptions
will take place at the Crown & Mitre Hotel immediately after each ceremony.

As always, the graduates will also be joined by a number of the university’s special guests – those who have been nominated to receive the award of Honorary
Fellow. Honorary fellowships are awarded in recognition of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the university and in support of a variety of causes linked to the work of the university, and at the ceremonies next week eight honorary fellowships will be presented as follows:

On Tuesday 14 July - Professor Jacqueline Filkins (12.00), Sir Martin Holdgate (15.00)

On Wednesday 15 July - Derek Eland (10.00), Christopher Holmes (12.00), The Lord Cavendish of Furness (15.00)

Thursday 16 July - Peter Stott (10.00), Caroline Thomson (12.00), Paul Adams (15.00)