The University also awarded a number of honorary degrees to individuals who have pushed the boundaries in their fields. All gave inspiring speeches, providing details of inspiring careers and sage words of advice to packed ceremony halls, such as this incredible speech from the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Douset:
Those awarded with honorary degrees, included:
Director of User Experience at Google, Mountain View, Elizabeth Churchill
Distinguished researcher and professor of mathematics, Professor David Edmunds
Head of Public Affairs at the Brunswick Group and former British official in the European Commission, Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG
Socio-political activist and writer who campaigns for women’s and LGBT rights in Malaysia, Marina Mahathir
Journalist, broadcaster, activist and political consultant, Hella Pick CBE
And, as mentioned above, Chief International Correspondent for the BBC, Lyse Doucet
However, graduation also saw a number of keynote speeches, such as this one from Peter Kyle, MP for Hove and Portslade.
Throughout the week our very own Digital Media Gurus were out and about talking to a number of graduates and their families - ensuring that everyone across our social media channels really got to feel the special atmosphere...
If you were following graduation through Snapchat and Instagram throughout the week, you would have seen our Gurus providing a slightly alternative view, as you can see in the videos below:
In fact, one of our brilliant gurus, Rebecca Longhurst, graduated herself during the week, not before she gave everyone a tour of the Brighton Centre pre-ceremony!