In an annual gathering that attracts more than 22,000 visitors to the city and contributes £2.5 million to the local economy, last September’s graduation week saw many thousands of graduating students joined by the University’s honorary doctorates for 2014.
From the worlds of entertainment and sport, healthcare and tourism, charity and science, almost two-dozen leaders in their field were awarded honorary doctorates or sporting colours in recognition of their lifetime achievements.
Professor David Coslett, Interim Vice-Chancellor, said:
“This is the seventh year we have hosted the graduation ceremony overlooking Plymouth Sound, surely one of the most spectacular events of its kind in the country. We look forward to welcoming our latest cohort of honorary doctors and sporting colours into our community, and joining with them in celebrating their achievements, and those of our graduating students.”