In pictures: University of Lincoln 2019 graduates collect their degrees

The first cohort of students celebrated their graduation on Monday and collected their degree awards in a ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral.

Thousands of students will graduate alongside notable names in business, sport and advertising over four days between September 9-12.

The Class of 2019 will take to the stage each day before celebrating with their family, friends and well-wishers in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

Lincoln born Paralympian Sophie Wells was presented with an Honorary Degree. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln born Paralympian Sophie Wells, who won gold medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016, was presented with an Honorary Degree on Monday.

Lincolnshire-born businessman, philanthropist and founder of The Carphone Warehouse, David Ross, will receive the award of Doctor of the University on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, Professor Sally Brown, who is an international advocate for innovation in education, will receive on Honorary award.

Paul Barron CBE, who is an expert in business transformation, and Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, a professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the school of pharmacy at UCL, will receive Honorary Awards on Wednesday.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

British advertising mogul Sir John Hegarty, will join students from the University’s College of Arts to receive the award Doctor of the Arts on Thursday.

Professor Mary Stuart, University of Lincoln Vice Chancellor, said: “Our graduation ceremonies are always the stand-out occasion in the academic calendar. For every student who crosses the stage and leaves our city’s beautiful cathedral as a graduate of our University, it marks the culmination of years of dedication.

“We are so proud of each of our graduating students and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and hard-work with them and all those who have supported them along the way.”

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