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Faculty of Social Sciences

Order of ceremony, Thursday 21 January

You can rewatch the ceremony in full below. We'll soon be sharing highlights of the occasion and looking ahead to your next moves in the wider world as a York alum.

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  • Economics and Related Studies
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Research Centre for Social Sciences
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • York Law School
  • York Management School
  • Women's Studies

Your arrival at York.

Introduction

Mary Haworth, Director of OPPA, welcomed graduands and introduced the Chancellor, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant.

Chancellor's message

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

College of Benefactors

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President, inaugurated Lord Laidlaw as an esteemed partner.

Discovering new joys.

Presentation of candidates

Professor Stuart Bell, Social Sciences Faculty Dean, announced and awarded graduands from each department.

Interlude

I Anonimi delivered a musical performance of In My Life by The Beatles.

Presentation of candidates (cont)

Professor Stuart Bell, Social Sciences Faculty Dean, announced and awarded graduands from each department.

Honing your craft.

Student orator speech

Enitan Oluwatobi Okediji from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work delivered a speech to faculty members.

Presentation of honorary graduand

Professor Lucy Carpenter, Department of Chemistry, presented Dame Kelly Holmes for her honorary degree.

Conferment and closing declaration

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

With you, friends

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Bonds to last a lifetime.

Contact us

Graduation Office
graduation@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 324042
University of York, York, YO10 5DD