Swansea University will honour six distinguished individuals from the realms of academia, public service, sport and politics during its Winter Degree and Award Congregations this week (Monday, 9 January to Wednesday, 11 January), with the conferment of Honorary Degrees.
The Honorary Degree awards are made annually by the University to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the University, the region, and Wales.
The Honorary Degree awards will be presented during the University’s six Degree and Award Congregations held at Swansea University’s Great Hall on the Bay Campus.
On Monday, 9 January:
- At the 11.30am congregation for the College of Arts and Humanities Mr Roger Blyth, Chairman of The Ospreys will receive an honorary MSc (Master of Science) award.
- At the 2.15pm ceremony for the College of Engineering, Professor Dato Dr Nor Aieni Haji Mokhtar, Vice-Chancellor of the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will receive a DSc (Doctorate of Science) award.
On Tuesday, 10 January:
- At the 11.30am congregation for the School of Management, Mrs Gwenda Thomas, former Labour Politician and Welsh Assembly Member will be presented with a DLitt (Doctor of Letters) award.
- At the 2.15pm ceremony for the College of Law and Criminology, Mrs Helen Mary Jones, long-standing Plaid Cymru Assembly Member and campaigner for equality and social justice, will receive a DLitt (Doctor of Letters) award.
On Wednesday 11 January:
- At the 11.30am ceremony for the College of Human and Health Sciences, Mr Peter Vaughan, Chief Constable of South Wales Police, will receive a DSc (Doctorate of Science) award.
- At the 2.15pm congregation for the College of Human and Health Sciences, Mr Christopher Coleman OBE, manager of the Wales national football team will be presented with an MSc (Master of Science) award.