Gregory’s Girl director among those picking up a degree at Dundee University this week

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Thousands of students from around the world will be joined by family and friends to celebrate when the University of Dundee hosts its annual Summer Graduation ceremonies this week.

Six ceremonies will take place at the Caird Hall over the course of the week as around 3,500 students feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet.

The University is also presenting honorary degrees to well known names including the director and writer of Gregory’s Girl, Bill Forsyth.

 

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Six ceremonies will take place at the Caird Hall over the course of the week

 

Political commentator Brian Taylor, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey and graphic novelist and illustrator of the classic ‘Watchmen’ Dave Gibbons will also be recognised with honorary degrees.

Students in their robes will fill City Square before and after each ceremony before making their way to the Garden Parties held in the heart of campus.

 

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Around 3,500 students feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet

The traditional Dundee bonnet – spun, woven, dyed and embroidered for the University by the Dundee Bonnetmakers Craft – is used by the Chancellor, Lord Patel of Dunkeld, symbolically to confer degrees on graduates.

Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University said: “Graduation is a milestone for all involved and we are always delighted to welcome so many of our students and their families here at a time when the campus and the city will be buzzing with excitement.

“My congratulations go to all our graduates and I wish them every success in their chosen careers.”

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