University of Bath

Summer Award Ceremonies 2016: Thursday 30 June

Find out when graduation ceremonies 8 to 11 are taking place at Bath Abbey and who the honorary graduands are.

30 Jun 201610.00am
30 Jun 20166.15pm
Four students holding their mortarboards
Graduates outside Bath Abbey

Celebrate your success

Our award ceremonies are a chance to celebrate your degree with your family, friends and coursemates. The graduation ceremony recognises your achievements at the University and looks forward to your future.

We also celebrate our honorary graduands, who have come from all walks of life to make significant contributions in their field.

Each ceremony usually lasts about an hour.

You must have a ticket to attend. All tickets have been allocated.

Before your ceremony

Transport and parking

The Abbey is in the centre of Bath. Bath Spa train station and several car parks are within a ten-minute walk.

Ticket collection, graduand registration and gowning

Registration takes place at Bath Pavilion and opens 1.5 hours before each ceremony. Please allow enough time to register, collect your tickets and gown, and then make your way to the Abbey. This is a five to ten-minute walk.

Arrival and seating

Graduands and guests should be seated in the Abbey no later than 30 minutes before the ceremony is due to start.

Seating is first-come, first-served.

The ceremonies

10am – Chemistry, Computer Science, Natural Sciences

This is Ceremony 8.

Honorary graduand: Professor Massimo Banzi
Orator: Dr Marina De Vos (Computer Science)

12.30pm – Economics, Social & Policy Sciences

This is Ceremony 9.

Honorary graduand: Dr Michael Painting
Orator: Dr Catherine Winnett (Economics)

3pm – Politics, Languages & International Studies

This is Ceremony 10.

Honorary graduand: Neelie Kroes
Orator: Professor David Galbreath (Politics, Languages & International Studies)

5.15pm – Mechanical Engineering, Education

This is Ceremony 11.

Honorary graduand: Roger Whorrod OBE
Orator: Professor Bernie Morley (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost)

Honorary graduand: Sue Whorrod
Orator: Professor James Bilzon (Health)

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