Posted on 1 May 2013
On the 2nd and 3rd of May, over 4,000 graduates and their guests will join the University of Wales to mark the end of their studies at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Scholars from across the globe will attend the graduation celebrations and will be visiting from places around the world, including China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Europe.
The ceremonies will be presided over by the Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales, while each graduate will be greeted personally by Professor Medwin Hughes DL, Vice- Chancellor.
The University will also be awarding degrees on an honorary basis to recognise achievements in academe, the arts, literature, science, commerce and industry, professional life and service to the public or to the University. The three persons receiving these degrees this year are:
- Hywel Ceri Jones, honorary degree of Doctor of the University, for his dedication and lifelong commitment to his work in Europe, especially in the field of education;
- Dai Jones (Llanilar), degree of Masters of Arts honoris causa, in recognition of his extensive contribution to the development of agriculture in Wales and for his distinction as a television presenter and singer;
- Andrew Green, Doctor of Letters honoris causa, in recognition of significant contribution to the safeguarding of Wales’ cultural heritage through his work as the Librarian of the National Library of Wales, 1998 -2013.
Graduates and their guests will stay in and around Cardiff, which will not only provide them with an opportunity to visit the local sites and attractions, but will also be a boost to Welsh tourism and to the local economy.