Degrees will be awarded by Chancellor Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE at Truro Cathedral.

Cornwall students graduate at Truro Cathedral

523 University of Exeter students from the Cornwall Campus will graduate at ceremonies held at Truro Cathedral on 23 July 2012.

The University of Exeter’s Chancellor Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE will award each graduate with their degree.

Across three ceremonies, Cornwall Campus students will graduate with degrees in Geology, Mining Engineering, Renewable Energy, English, History, Biosciences, Geography and Politics.

All degrees will be awarded by the University of Exeter’s Chancellor Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE. Baroness Benjamin said: “Graduation is a very special time when we celebrate the achievements of our students. It is a great privilege for me as Chancellor to congratulate each one of them as I award their degrees. Their University of Exeter degrees will stand them in very good stead for whatever they decide to do in the future. I hope that they will keep in touch with the University as they go out to make a difference to the world as Exeter graduates.”

The University will also award an honorary degree to Cynthia Carroll, who has been Chief Executive of global mining company Anglo American plc since 2007. Cynthia is a geologist by training, and has an MSc in Geology from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a non-executive director of BP plc, and is a member of BP’s Safety, Ethics and Environmental Assurance Committee of the Board. Cynthia is also Chairman of the NSPCC Stop Organised Abuse Board and is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

University of Exeter graduates will leave with a degree from a top 10 UK university which is ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world. They will join 79,000 other University of Exeter alumni, many of whom remain in frequent contact with the University after graduation.

Other students from the University’s Exeter campuses graduated during the week 16 to 20 July. This year a total of 4,600 University of Exeter students are graduating.

Date: 20 July 2012

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