Professor Glenn Burgess, Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull said:
"We congratulate the thousands of students who are graduating this week during Hull’s very special year and wish them all the best as they head towards their bright futures.
"This week’s graduates and honorary graduates join our global alumni community which already includes many successful and high-profile people working in the arts such as Darren Henley, OBE, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray, Chair of Hull 2017 Rosie Millard, comedian Lucy Beaumont and award-winning directors such as Marianne Elliot and the late Anthony Minghella to name just a few."
The University of Hull is a Principal Partner in Hull’s UK City of Culture and is playing a significant role in producing and hosting some of the spectacular events that form part of the City of Culture programme. University of Hull students, graduates and staff are at the heart of the programming with conferences, concerts and festivals showcasing their talent. In addition, as the exclusive academic research partner we leading the evaluation of the year’s impact on the city.
The University of Hull has a strong track record in employability with 96% of our students progressing into work or further study within six months of graduating
The degree ceremonies are taking place at Hull City Hall from 10 to 14 July, 2017.