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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

Winter Graduation Ceremonies At The University Of Dundee

The University of Dundee will celebrate the achievements of more than 1800 graduates this week at its Winter Graduation ceremonies.

The ceremonies will also see the formal installation of the University’s new Chancellor, the Rt Hon. Lord (George) Robertson of Port Ellen KT, and the award of honorary degrees to two outstanding individuals, breast cancer fundraiser Fiona Edwards and global health scholar and practitioner Dr Jonas Nguh.

Professor Iain Gillespie, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said, “We have a week of great celebrations ahead of us, marking the tremendous achievements of our Class of 2023 who will be joined by friends and family from around the world."

“We are also delighted to be welcoming back Lord Robertson, a 1968 graduate of the University, now to be our Chancellor. George is an outstanding example of someone whose life was truly transformed by his time at the University of Dundee, and then going on to transform so many others."

“Our honorary graduates reflect our core mission to transform lives locally and globally. Fiona Edwards has dedicated nearly 20 years of her life to supporting University research, through the sale of her homemade tablet and raising over £100,000."

“Jonas Nguh is one of our alumni who has made an impact on people’s lives around the world, including pioneering a model for maternity homes in Africa and Asia which has assisted millions of women.”

The Graduation ceremonies take place in the Caird Hall in Dundee on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November.

Lord Robertson will be formally installed as Chancellor at the ceremony on Thursday morning and will then proceed to confer degrees on all of the new graduates crossing the stage.

The role of Chancellor is the most senior in the University and involves acting as its ceremonial head, presiding over Academic Ceremonies and acting as President of the Graduates’ Association.

Dr Nguh will be awarded his honorary degree at the morning ceremony on Friday 17 November, with Fiona Edwards being honoured in the afternoon ceremony on the same day.

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