Hundreds of University of Worcester Students to Graduate in Spring Ceremonies

The University of Worcester will be celebrating the achievements of over 500 students as they graduate at Worcester Cathedral next week.

Their graduation, in front of friends and families, will take place in two ceremonies in the beautiful, historic Worcester Cathedral on Tuesday, March 5, followed by celebration receptions at the University of Worcester Arena.

The largest groups of graduates are highly skilled Nurses and Midwives.

University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green CBE DL, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the achievement of each and every one of our new University of Worcester graduates. We are proud of all their achievements in earning their awards. We are delighted that our graduates are so successful in taking up demanding and worthwhile roles in the NHS, in education, in local, regional and national businesses and in public service. Our graduates are already making a vital contribution to the national renewal Britain so badly needs.”

During the day, the University will also confer an Honorary Doctorate upon Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, the first Chief Midwife for the International Confederation of Midwives. Professor Dunkley-Bent served for four years as the first Chief Midwifery Officer for the NHS in England and was one of two National Maternity Safety Champions appointed by the Department for Health and Social Care.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the NHS in England in 2023, she was recognised by the Nursing Times as one of 75 nurses and midwives who have contributed in a significant way to the NHS.