THE first of three days of pomp and ceremony at the University of Derby begin today when Nike Zoom Clear Out Performance Review
A packed Great Hall in Derby's Assembly Rooms watched, cheered and clapped as the first of this year's graduates received their degrees from the University of Derby's chancellor The Duke of Devonshire in a ceremony which began on the dot at 11am.
Ian Drake, chief executive of British Cycling received an honorary doctorate and said: I am delighted to be honoured in this way and it means so much to me."
First of three days of pomp and ceremony at the University of Derby begin today
Speeches from university chancellor Professor Christopher Hughes and vice chancellor Professor John Coyne preceded the presentation to graduates from the school of education, health and sciences.
Between now and Friday, more than 4,000 former students will cross the Assembly Rooms stage to be given their degrees in front of up to 10,000 family members and friends.
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Graduates and university staff were led by members of the university senior staff and guests such as Derby Mayor Councillor Fareed Hussein. They followed the Oriole Jazz Band in a nosiy processions which wound its way across the Market Place and up Iron Gate.
Professor John Coyne, university vice chancellor, said: is a wonderful occasion when the whole of the city can become involved in the success of students.
The whole event will culminate in a graduation ball on Friday evening at the university Kedleston Road campus.
All three are now taking postgraduate Masters degrees, although only Parminder is studying his Nike Zoom Men's Running Shoe
Scott Hassall, 24 and Parminder Singh Thindal, 23, both from Derby, together with Sarah Woolley, 22, of Burton, posed for photographs before celebrating their degrees in psychology.
She said: Nike Zoom Kobe 11 am really looking forward to the ceremony, although I am a little nervous. The three days of ceremonies are divided into eight ceremonies and will be presided over by University of Derby chancellor The Duke of Devonshire, Derbyshire Lord Lieutenant Willie Tucker and High Sheriff of Derbyshire Derek Mapp.
A thanksgiving service will take place in Derby Cathedral each day, preceded by a procession through the Market Place and up Iron Gate.
graduates from last summer receive their degrees in a glittering ceremony at the city Assembly Rooms.
Happy smiling students milled around in Derby Market Place following the first ceremony of the day, with some opting to return to the University of Derby Kedleston Road campus for lunch and others heading off to the thanksgiving service in Derby Cathedral.
Another student Scott Barnett, 24, of Burton, who graduated in biological sciences, said: "I have been studying part time for six years and work as fermentation manager at Marston's brewery. Today is about a memory for for my family."
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