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Winchester School of Art

Graduation 2011 marks achievements of students and honorary graduates

Published: 22 July 2011

More than 250 Winchester School of Art students will be among the 5,000 students attending Graduation at the University of Southampton this year, alongside four leading figures from the fields of law, media, music and science who will receive honorary degrees.

Music legend and WSA graduate Brian Eno, BBC news reporter Jon Sopel, High Court judge Sir Adrian Fulford and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton Professor Sir William Wakeham will join this year's graduates at ceremonies at the University's Highfield campus.

The Graduation ceremonies will take place daily in the Turner Sims and the Nuffield Theatre from Thursday 21 July to Thursday 28 July.

Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, says:

"Graduation provides a ceremonial opportunity to mark the achievements of our students in completing their studies. It is a highlight of the academic year for the staff of the University, enabling students to celebrate their success with their parents, friends and teachers. Every year produces exceptional graduates, and I am delighted that we are able to celebrate the successes of three of our distinguished past graduates, as well as recognising the exceptional contribution of the former Vice-Chancellor, Sir Bill Wakeham."

Jon Sopel and Sir Adrian Fulford are both graduates of the University of Southampton and Brian Eno is attended WSA in 1968, before going on to found Roxy Music.

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