For the first time ever Edge Hill University will host all of its graduation ceremonies on the Ormskirk campus when more than 3,000 students will don their caps and gowns in the week of 19th to 23rd July.
In previous years, ceremonies have taken place at Lancaster University but this will be the first time that all the graduations will take place at Edge Hill next week.
With a record number of First Class degrees awarded it makes it an even more historical moment for the University as it is also the same year that it celebrates its 125th birthday.
During the week, a number of honorary awards will also be given out to deserving ambassadors, including:
- Anne Laing, Chair of the Edge Hill College Guild
- Baroness Shirley Williams, politician and academic
- Bob Wilson, former Chair of Governors
- Camila Batmanghelidjh, psychotherapist and social entrepreneur
- Dr. Mary Bousted, General Secretary of the Association of Teachers & Lecturers
- Sir Iain Hall, expert in education and school leadership
Vice Chancellor John Cater said: “This will be a very proud moment in Edge Hill University’s history because it is the first time that we will host all our graduation ceremonies on campus and it is even more special because it is happening in our 125th anniversary year. I’m really looking forward to seeing the campus come alive with our graduates who have worked tirelessly to achieve their degrees and I’m pleased that we will be giving out six honorary awards to some outstanding people.”