Five inspirational figures are to be awarded with honorary doctorates during Edge Hill’s Summer 2018 graduation week from 16-20 July.
Dame Sue Ion who is keen to encourage more young people into science and engineering careers addressed graduands as she collected her honorary degree from Edge Hill University on 21 July 2017.
Olympic swimmer Francesca Halsall gave Edge Hill Sport graduands some top tips from her career in elite sport at their graduation ceremony this morning.
St Helens-born Ray French MBE – who represented his country at international level in both rugby union and rugby league and combined his sport and media careers with a 34-year teaching career – was made an Honorary Doctor of Arts at Edge Hill University today.
Singer-songwriter Marc Almond had some inspirational words for graduating students today as he accepted an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Edge Hill University.
Liverpool-born comedian and broadcaster Alexei Sayle was today made an Honorary Doctor of Literature by Edge Hill University.
Chris Chibnall, who later this year becomes Showrunner for the BBC’s Doctor Who, visited Edge Hill University this morning to receive an Honorary Doctorate in Literature.
Honorary doctorates will be conferred on seven individuals during Edge Hill University’s graduation ceremonies at the Ormskirk campus between Monday 17th and Friday 21st July, 2017.
Dame Janet Suzman – one of the most respected classical stage actresses of our time – has lent her name to a new playwriting prize for Edge Hill University students.
St Helens-born conductor John Rigby was awarded Honorary Doctor of Arts by Edge Hill University in July 2016.