University of Wales 2015 Graduation Celebration

Posted on 30 April 2015

On the 30th April 2015, nearly 1,000 University of Wales graduates and 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, 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, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes DL who will greet each graduate personally.

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 two individuals:

Dr R Alun Evans - Doctor of Literature honoris causa, for services promoting Welsh culture and language, both as a broadcaster and as a champion for the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

On learning he was to receive an honorary degree, Dr Evans said:

"It is a great honour for me to accept this degree from the University of Wales in recognition of a contribution to broadcasting and to the culture of my country. In 1963 the same degree was conferred upon my predecessor at the BBC in North Wales, Dr Sam Jones. This honour makes me, as it made Sam half a century ago, a ‘very happy man’. I look forward to sharing the occasion with my family.”

Lord Elystan Morgan - Doctor of Laws honoris causa, for services to Welsh political life and to the legal system in Wales and for his support for the University of Wales.

Speaking on receiving news of his honorary degree Lord Morgan said

“The University has a dominant role to play in the life of Wales and I am deeply grateful for having been honoured well beyond my deserts.’”

The University is delighted to recognise the achievements and contributions that Dr R Alun Evans and Lord Elystan Morgan have each made in their respective fields, and is very proud to welcome them both 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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