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Graduation is the biggest event of the year at Bishop Grosseteste University. Celebrations take place each July to mark the achievements of our students as they receive degrees and awards. Graduation takes place in the magnificent setting of Lincoln Cathedral. Following the ceremonies, celebrations are held on the University campus.  

Graduation 2015

Graduation at BGU has now grown to a point that there will now be two exciting days of celebrations. Over 1000 students graduated from Bishop Grosseteste University, with ceremonies held at Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 of July. The Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, opened the ceremonies and the Vice Chancellor Rev Canon Professor Peter S Neil welcomed the congregation, thanking everyone for being a part of the special day.

Along with the graduates who received bachelor, post graduate and foundation degrees and awards, we also recognised the achievements of local teachers who worked for master's level qualifications at the University. This represents a significant contribution by the University to the education of Lincolnshire children and we were proud to be supporting current and future generations of teachers in that way.

The ceremonies were, as usual, great ceremonial occasions and the procession was led back to the University from the Cathedral by the University Samba band and the Town Crier.

Celebrations continued back at the University campus where each graduate and their guests received strawberries and a glass of Prosecco.

Also accepting special honours on the day were Julian Richards (BA, FSA) and The Very Reverend Philip Buckler who were both awarded Honary Graduates of the University. Professor Sir Robert Burgess (KT, DL, BA, PHD, FACSS) was awarded Life Fellow of the University during the first ceremony on the Wednesday.

Prizes and Awards

The University was very pleased to have received sponsorship for the following prize-winners this year:

The British Federation of Women Graduates (Lincolnshire) Award for an Outstanding Foundation Degree Student Intending to Teach

Lorna Holgate
Foundation Degree Applied Studies (Early Childhood)

The Lincoln Theological Society Award

Andrew Hicks
BA (Hons) Theology and Ethics in Society

The NatWest Award for Volunteering

Maria Charlambous
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

The Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Award for Academic Achievement

Elizabeth Over
BA (Hons) Education Studies and Sport

The Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Awards for Contribution to Sport
Joint Winners

Rebecca Scott
BA (Hons) Education Studies and Sport

Steven Stallard
BA (Hons) Education Studies and Sport

The Olya Des-Etages Memorial Award

Dawn Slaney
Foundation Degree Applied Studies (Children and Youth Work) 

The Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for the Graduate Orators

Abbie Ball
BA (Hons) Education Studies and Special Education Needs & Inclusion

Nathan Shortland
FdA Applied Studies (Learning Support)

Emily Garnett
Postgraduate Certificate in Education Secondary (11 - 16) English

For Continuing Students

The Dulcie Duke Award

Janet Taylor
Year 2 BA (Hons) History and Visual Arts




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