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Faculty of Sciences

Order of ceremony

Friday 27 August 2021

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Environment and Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School
  • Mathematics
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Your arrival at York


Mary Haworth, Director of OPPA, welcomes graduands and introduces the Chancellor, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant.

Chancellor's message

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chancellor, declares the Congregation open for the conferment of awards.

Presentation of candidates

Professor Brian Fulton, Sciences Faculty Dean, announces and awards graduands from each department.

Discovering new joys


I Anonimi deliver a musical performance of Days by Ray Davies.

Presentation of candidates (cont)

Professor Brian Fulton, Sciences Faculty Dean, announces and awards graduands from each department.

Student orator speech

Gulab Fatima Rani from the Department of Biology delivers a speech to faculty members.

Honing your craft

Presentation of honorary graduand

Professor Una MacLeod (Hull York Medical School) presents Professor Dame Lesley Regan for her honorary degree.

Conferment and closing declaration

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President, confers our honorary graduand before closing proceedings.

Honorary graduand: Professor Dame Lesley Regan

Professor Dame Lesley Regan is Secretary General of FIGO, Chair of Wellbeing of Women and a member of the NHS Assembly.

She was the 30th President of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2016-2019) and only the second woman to be elected to this position and the first in 64 years. During her tenure as PRCOG she co-chaired the National Women’s Health Task Force with Jackie Doyle-Price MP (then Health Minister) and authored Better for Women, a hard hitting RCOG report which promotes a life-course approach to the delivery of women’s health services and shines a light on many historically taboo subjects such as period problems, pelvic pain, contraception, abortion, domestic violence, menopausal and maternal mental health issues.

Dame Lesley is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London and Consultant at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Having graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London in 1980, Professor Regan pursued her training at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where she first became enthused by clinical and laboratory research, completing her MD on miscarriage. She went on to set up the world’s largest recurrent miscarriage clinic at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

In 2015 she received a Doctorate of Science from University College London for her contribution to women's health. In 2020 she was awarded a DBE for her services to women’s health in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Bonds to last a lifetime

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Graduation Office
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