Students take centre stage at Royal & Derngate winter graduations

Date 10.02.2019

Almost a thousand students attended the University of Northampton’s winter graduation ceremonies over the weekend.

Four ceremonies were held at the Royal & Derngate theatre over Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February, where students officially graduated from courses from the University’s four faculties.

Scroll down for a gallery of photos from Saturday’s Faculty of Business & Law graduation ceremony

Saturday’s Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology ceremony included the awarding of an honorary fellowship to James Lowther, who is a former director and deputy chairman of global creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi and a champion of the county of Northamptonshire.

You can read James’s story and watch a video interview with him here.

Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton, said: “The University’s winter graduation ceremonies are occasions of great significance to our students, together with their families and friends.

“They mark the next personal challenge as they enter their chosen career path or further studies, and the joining of an impressive roll call of successful University alumni.”

Commenting on James Lowther’s honorary fellowship, Nick added: “I’m delighted that James has joined the roll call of inspirational recipients of honorary fellowships from the University of Northampton. He has enjoyed a distinguished career at the forefront of the creative industries, and is a true champion of his home county of Northamptonshire.”