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Graduation week at Falmouth University
2:32pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
This week over 1,200 undergraduates, postgraduates and research students will celebrate their graduation from Falmouth University.
This year's ceremonies are of particular significance, marking the first cohort of students to graduate from the institution since achieving full university title.
Congratulating the students, vice-chancellor and CEO, professor Anne Carlisle said the students' achievements were something to be proud of.
At the formal ceremony, lead by Falmouth and Penryn Mace-Bearers, academic staff and dignitaries will be joined by nine of Falmouth's 2013 Honorary Fellows.
President of Island Records and Honorary Fellow of Music, Darcus Beese, will share insights gained whilst signing the likes of Amy Winehouse, Florence & the Machine, and Mumford & Sons to the internationally renowned label.
Honorary Fellow of Film Mary Burke will represent British cinema in her capacity as producer at Warp X and Warp. A role which has seen her responsible for producing some seminal pieces of modern cinema including the Shane Meadows' films Dead Man's Shoes and This is England.
Assistant Editor at BBC Cornwall and Deputy Lieutenant for Cornwall, Daphne Skinnard will be recognised for her outstanding contribution to broadcasting.
Philip Blenkinsop, international conflict photographer, will receive an Honorary Fellowship for his on-going commitment to photojournalism.
While Philip Marsden, author lauded by the New Statesman as "one of our finest prose stylists", will contribute reflections from the literary arena in his capacity as Honorary Fellow of Writing.
Professor Jane Rapley, an icon of fashion and textile design, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Dean of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, is set to share invaluable commentary. Also representing design, Bruce Duckworth of the brand design agency Turner Duckworth, will share insights into his international career.
Finally, contemporary visual artist Tim Shaw will be recognised for his outstanding contribution to
sculpture; and longstanding illustrator and cartoonist Posy Simmonds will gain her second fellowship after joining the Royal Society of Literature in 2005
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