A celebration of academic success at St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral

This week is special for St Albans Abbey and Cathedral as 4,300 graduates from the University of Hertfordshire will be celebrating their acedemic success there. The ceremonies run from Tuesday 9th  to Friday 12th November.

The University of Hertfordshire has a student community of over 24,500 including over 2,000 international students from at least 85 different countries. This year the honorary awards are recognising Hertfordshire-based Holocaust survivor, Mrs Kitty Hart-Moxon for her commitment to education on the consequences of  ‘discrimination and bullying’.

Also being recognised for an honorary award is Michelle Mone, UK’s most respected business woman and Barbara Follet, the former Stevenage MP.   Mr Philip Waters of UH will be leading the procession and says “For the university, this is always a special time of year as people travel to St Albans from all over the world to take part in this celebration of academic success.”

Visitors are encouraged to use public transport if possible and there will be a shuttle service from Westminister Lodge carpark for those who travel by car.   For more information, contact the University of Hertfordshire on www.herts.ac.uk or St Albans Cathedral on www.stalbanscathedral.org/news/events

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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on maria.larmer@ntlworld.com