Professor David Nott awarded honorary doctorate

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022

Earlier this month Professor David Nott was awarded an honorary doctorate for his services to science at the University’s January Graduation 

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Professor Nott is a prominent consultant surgeon specialising in vascular and trauma surgery. He has made an impact across the world providing surgical treatment to patients in war torn countries and areas of conflict. In 2015 Professor Nott and his wife established the David Nott Foundation to support surgeons develop their skills. Through the Foundation Professor Nott has trained over 800 doctors, delivered over 30 courses and benefited nearly 3 million patients.  

Dr Caroline Ross, Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences, said: “As we at Roehampton look to expand our health provision, we are delighted to welcome David to the Roehampton community as a source of inspiration to our students and graduates.”  

Professor Nott commented that it was a great privilege to receive this honour from the University. He went on to offer the graduands some advice: “Ups and downs in life are very important, because a straight line, even in an ECG means you are not alive. Today you are all on a high and I congratulate all of the graduands on their immense achievements. But today is just the start. The only way to do great work is to do what you love and if you haven’t found it, keep looking.”   

There were three ceremonies which saw 1000 students graduate from the University following successful completion of their degrees. The ceremonies covered every University School/Faculty and all levels of study from undergraduate to doctoral students.  

The ceremonies took place at the Royal Festival hall on London’s Southbank. Degrees were presided over by our Chair of Council, Phil Walker, and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard. 

The ceremonies can be watched on the University YouTube Channel here.