High achieve­ments at Brunel

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

HATS off to these Brunel Univer­sity grad­u­ates who were among hun­dreds to pick up their de­grees at the Uxbridge cam­pus last week.

BRUNEL Univer­sity hosted four days of grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies in Uxbridge last week. Fam­i­lies and friends of stu­dents, came to­gether at the In­door Ath­let­ics Cen­tre on cam­pus to see them re­ceive their well-de­served de­gree cer­tifi­cates.

Hilling­don’s deputy mayor, Cllr John Hens­ley, was awarded an Honorary Fel­low­ship by Brunel in recog­ni­tion of his ‘sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion’ to the Univer­sity.

And hu­man rights cam­paigner Shami Chakrabarti CBE was awarded the Doc­tor­ate of Letters.

She said: “I am from north­west Lon­don so it was fan­tas­tic to re­turn to this side of the cap­i­tal. I truly find this a state­ment of sol­i­dar­ity by the univer­sity. Hu­man rights are un­der at­tack ev­ery day and it’s great to stand firm to­gether.”

Stu­dents col­lected their bach­e­lors, mas­ters, post­grad­u­ate diplo­mas and doc­tor­ates over the course of the week.

Pro­fes­sor Ju­lia Buck­ing­ham, Vice- Chan­cel­lor of Brunel, said: “The best de­gree cer­e­monies are a care­ful bal­ance of tra­di­tion, cer­e­mony and cel­e­bra­tion; events that will cre­ate life­long mem­o­ries for those grad­u­at­ing and for their fam­i­lies and friends.”

Photos by Brunel Univer­sity Lon­don

n CEL­E­BRAT­ING: Stu­dents and inset, Hilling­don’s deputy mayor Cllr John Hens­ley en­joyed the


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