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Celebrating graduation photos videos and more online

University of Leicester graduates have been celebrating their achievements at our degree ceremonies at De Montfort Hall this week.

Our photographers and multimedia team have been capturing the ceremonies and attendees all through the week. Photographs and videos from the ceremonies are being uploaded to the News Centre's microsite as they become available, follow the links below to view the content for each day:

3pm ceremony on Tuesday 14 July 2015

16 July 2015

(To be updated as material becomes available)

Graduates are also celebrating their success on Facebook and Twitter, with University of Leicester graduates posting to #LeicesterGrad15.

On Monday we published a time-lapse video of staff setting up De Montfort Hall ready for the graduation ceremonies:

And on Wednesday, we released a video of graduates celebrating after the first degree ceremony on 14 July:

This week, the University has also paid tribute to a range of distinguished individuals by conferring them with honorary degrees. Among the prominent individuals honoured this week are:

  • The President of Kosovo, Her Excellency Mrs Atifete Jahjaga, was conferred a degree of Doctor of Laws on 16 July.
  • Mr Jyrki Katainen, the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness and former Prime Minister of Finland, will be conferred with a Doctor of Laws degree today (17 July).
  • Former Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Sir Bob Burgess will be honoured with a Doctor of Laws today (17 July).

You can find out more about the honorary graduates, including the orations from the University's Public Orators, on the News Centre's microsite.

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