University of Wales 2016 Graduation Celebration

Posted on 28 April 2016

On the 28th April 2016, over 600 University of Wales graduates, along with their guests, will attend an event at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff to mark the end of their studies. Scholars from across the globe will attend the graduation celebrations from places around the world, including China, Africa, India and Europe.

The ceremonies will be presided over by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes DL, and each graduate will be greeted personally by senior officers of the University of Wales. The procession will include representatives from both the University of Wales and our merger partner the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Each year, the University also awards degrees on an honorary basis to recognise individual achievement in areas of academe such as the arts, literature, science, commerce and industry, professional life and service to the public or to the University. This year we are recognising six individuals:

Mr Justin Albert - Master of Arts honoris causa for services promoting the conservation of heritage in Wales

Professor Elan Closs Stephens CBE - Doctor Letters honoris causa for her outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Wales

Professor Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin - Doctor Science honoris causa for his international contribution to medical science and education

Venerable Master Chin Kung - Doctor of Letters honoris causa for services and support to intercultural and interfaith activities.

The Right Honourable Sir Malcom Pill - Doctors of Laws honoris causa for his service to the law and justice in England and Wales

Dr Ann Rhys - Master of Science honoris causa for her service to public life in Wales including her promotion of medical knowledge through the medium of Welsh and support for the University of Wales.

The University is delighted to recognise the achievements and contributions that each individual has made in their respective fields, and is very proud to welcome them all as Honorary Graduates of the University of Wales.

Graduates and their guests will stay in and around Cardiff, which will not only provide them with an opportunity to attend the popular events but also to visit the local area and attractions, and thereby boost Welsh tourism and local economy.


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