Getting ready for Graduation 2017

Graduation Week is almost here and preparations are underway to welcome thousands of graduates and their guests to campus.

This year, the ceremonies will be taking place between Monday, 17 July and Friday, 21 July in Philharmonic Hall.

Graduation Week opens with the installation of the University’s new Chancellor, Colm Tóibín.   In addition, the University will award six esteemed figures with honorary degrees.

Monday, 17 July, 9.30am – Installation of Colm Tóibín as Chancellor
Tuesday, 18 July, 9.30am – Professor Dame Georgina Mace (Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science)
Tuesday, 18 July, 4.30pm – Paul Brett (Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws)
Wednesday, 19 July, 10.30am – Admiral Sir Philip Jones (Degree of Doctor of Laws)
Wednesday, 19 July, 3.00pm -Thelma Hardy (Degree of Doctor of Music)
Thursday, 20 July, 9.30am – David Olusoga (Degree of Doctor of Letters)
Friday, 21 July, 9.30am – Elkan Abrahamson (Degree of Doctor of Laws)

Each ceremony will be available to watch live online at this webpage,

Family members and friends who are unable to attend the ceremonies in the Philharmonic Hall will be able to watch the proceedings live on a screen in the Graduation Marquee, located in Abercromby Square. Admission is free and opening times and further details are available from the Hospitality Graduation web page. 

There will also be a live screening of each ceremony in the Leggate Theatre in the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

Hope Street is being transformed for Graduation Week. Graduates will be able to enjoy discounts at some of Hope Street’s favourite restaurants and bars, take selfies with graduation props and relax with their friends and family within this specially decorated area.

Graduates are encouraged to stay connected to the University by registering for the Alumni community. They can visit the Alumni team in the marquee and the Guild of Students to sign-up and claim a free alumni pin badge and also use the special graduation Facebook photo booth.

Souvenir gifts are available to buy in the Guild shop and Victoria Gallery & Museum, including University of Liverpool branded mugs, key rings, paper weights, frames and much more.

To join the conversation on twitter, use the hashtag #livunigrad.

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