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Celebrations continue at Winter Graduation

Simon Lee graduation Tuesday 26 January 2016

The University colours were flying in Liverpool City centre today, as the Hope community gathered to celebrate Winter Graduation.

Students receiving Masters, PhD’s, Postgraduate Certificates, and Bachelor degrees joined proud family and friends at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Ian McMillan, who completed a Masters in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society, was among the graduands being conferred at the ceremony.

He said: “I’ve always had a passion for music, and teach music technology and popular music at Gateacre Sixth Form.

“A friend told me about the Masters programme, and after meeting with the tutor, I was reassured the course would be challenging and encourage a deep investigation into the topic.

“I’ve enjoyed taking my love of music and turning it into an academic thought process. I particularly enjoyed the research aspects, and found the lectures engaging and accessible.”

Meanwhile, Hannah Holmes, who studied a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies, has already secured a job at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, and found the practical experience a key draw in her studies.

“Hope’s close links with Liverpool’s museums really appealed to me when I was considering where to complete my MA,” she said. “The exposure to the knowledge and practical opportunities meant the course was very diverse.”

Professor Simon Lee, former Rector and Chief Executive of Liverpool Hope University College, joined the graduands at the ceremony, to receive a Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Ian Vandewalle's citation for Professor Simon Lee

Professor Simon Lee's Honorary Doctorate Response

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