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Over 2000 alumni to be honoured at special ceremony

On Monday 15th May, over 2000 alumni who have made significant contributions to education will be awarded honorary degrees from the University of Roehampton at London Southbank's Royal Festival Hall.

Posted: 20 April 2017

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Alumni from Roehampton who were awarded a Certificate in Education, a teaching qualification which was awarded until 1981, have been invited to a special graduation to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements in education. The University's Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, will preside at the ceremony and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster and University Pro-Chancellor will make the address.

The 2,150 Roehampton alumni in attendance include Brian Hazell who has been Head Teacher of Clapham Manor Primary School and Children's Centre for over 30 years and Marina Smith MBE who has devoted her career to religious education and who co-founded the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre.

University of Roehampton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul O'Prey CBE, comments; "This event is about recognising the hard work and dedication of the men and women who have made significant contributions to education and teaching across the world.

"Our graduates played a huge role in the revolution that took place in British schools during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and have together educated millions of children. Teaching is a great and important profession; it is a great responsibility, full of challenges but also full of reward. Today we remain one of the leading providers of teacher education in the country."

This special May Graduation service is part of the University's celebration of its 175th anniversary since it welcomed its first cohort of students. The University of Roehampton comprises four Colleges; Whitelands, Digby Stuart, Froebel and Southlands, and became a University in its own right in 2004. The 2,350 Roehampton alumni who were unable to attend the event received postal honorary degrees.

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