Posted on 9 July 2002
For example, Mahesh Poudal from Nepal will graduate with a first class BSc in Environment. Whilst at York, Mahesh took part in the University's Student Tutoring programme, giving up half a day a week to work in school with the children of Ghurka soldiers stationed at Fulford Barracks.
In addition to University students, eight people will be awarded honorary degrees from the University. The actors Penelope Wilton and Berwick Kaler; the inventor of the Personal Organiser, David Potter; sculptor and stone carver, Dick Reid; campaigners Philippa Russell, Director of the Council for Disabled Children and His Royal Highness, Prince Hassan of Jordan; former Head of Unilever's Colworth Laboratory Dr Tom Little; and former Professor of Geography at University College London, Professor Eric Brown, will all attend ceremonies to receive their degree.
Prince Hassan, whose degree will be conferred on Thursday 11 July, will also lead a discussion on peace-building and post-war recovery at St. William's College later that day.
Hosted by the University's Post-War Reconstruction Development Unit, the seminar will hear his ideas for building communities based on dialogue and trust in war-torn societies.