University of Worcester Graduations: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

FELLOW - Dorothy Wilson MBE

A leading member of the UK arts scene will become a Fellow of the University of Worcester today.

Dorothy Wilson MBE has lived and worked in Worcestershire for many years and is viewed nationally as a significant leader in the cultural and arts industry. In 2011, she received an MBE for services to the Arts in the New Years’ Honours lists.

She recently retired after 26 years as Chief Executive and Artistic Director of MAC, Birmingham, one of the most used arts centres in the Country. Previously, she worked at West Midlands Arts for 14 years, including 7 years as Deputy Director. She continues to play a leading role in the arts, currently as Chair of the boards of a number of organisations, including Artrix - Bromsgrove’s Arts Centre, Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Making Music, The Independent Cinema Office, Grand Union and Culture Central, the cultural development agency for Birmingham. She is a Council member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of Dancefest Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Dorothy is passionate about the arts being available to the whole community, regardless of age and ability, and has a strong track record of working within diverse communities in Birmingham. She has always been an advocate of access and opportunities for young people and has worked with the University over recent years.

She now runs her own creative agency supporting organisations and individuals through periods of change and advising a wide range of public and third sector bodies on cultural strategy. Dorothy is an active musician, singing and playing viola for a wide range of professional and voluntary regional ensembles.

HONORARY - Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal

Former Miss India and Bollywood superstar, Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Worcester today.

Dr Sampat-Rawal is an alumna of the University, having studied for a PhD in Education at Worcester, graduating in 2006. Her doctoral thesis was on the theme of using drama to enhance life skills in children with learning disabilities.

She has since dedicated herself to community development and advocacy, travelling across India training teachers, while also campaigning to get more children, such as those in tribal communities or street children, into the classroom.

When Dr Sampat-Rawal proposed to teach life skills in the government primary school in her home state of Gujarat, its then chief minister, and now India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, instantly agreed to her plan. At that point, her focus was on dealing with mental health issues among students, a much neglected and even lesser understood aspect of their academic and social life.

She is a member of the Governing Council for Save the Children, whose mission is to create lasting change in the lives of disadvantaged children in India, and worked with UNICEF to conceptualise a training curriculum for Jeevan Kaushalya, an adolescent girls project in Gujarat. This was a drama-based life skills intervention, implemented across 3,450 villages in six districts, reaching out to 38,000 young members of the village-level adolescent girl’s network.

Dr Sampat-Rawal is married to actor, director and politician, Paresh Rawal, with whom she has two sons, Aniruddh and Aditya. She became successful with the hugely popular TV comedy show, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, where she played the role of Shafi Inamdar's wife.

Dr Sampat-Rawal won the Miss India contest in 1979 and represented India at Miss Universe the same year.

STUDENT - Jennifer Handford

A mature student, who juggled family life with study, graduates with First Class Honours in Child and Adolescent Mental Health today.

Jennifer Handford, from Bovey Tracey, Devon, said: “I am immensely proud of my achievements. On a personal level it was really tough, but, despite everything, I was able to obtain that which I had striven so hard for.”

Jennifer studied for her degree with the University of Worcester through the Learning Institute, allowing her to stay at home in the South West.

“The University of Worcester allowed me to study whilst still working and supporting my family. It was this degree of flexibility that enabled me to pursue my First,” she said.

“I had high aspirations from the start, and the lecturers at Worcester gave me great support whilst also challenging me to fulfil my potential.

“I have also made some life-long friends at university. It has been a challenging but immensely rewarding experience.”

The 47-year-old previously worked as a Portage Home Visitor, providing a home-visiting service for pre-school children with special needs, and as an Outreach Project Worker for a Children's Centre.

“Although I had the experience of working with families, I didn't have the right qualification to work for the CAMH Service as a Family Support Worker,” she said. “My degree has fulfilled a dream and allowed great personal growth and development. I am passionate about facilitating the right kinds of support and care for disadvantaged children and their families, and now my degree will enable me to take this passion to the next level.”

Jennifer is planning to pursue further study to augment her existing skills and experience, before starting a role as a family support worker.

STUDENT - Annabel Collins

A long-serving member of staff at the University of Worcester is celebrating today as she becomes one of the thousands of graduates she has been helping for more than 15 years.

Annabel Collins said she was excited to be leaving the Cathedral this year as a graduate, having spent many years assisting as a member of staff at the annual ceremonies.

“It’s really fantastic to be attending this year’s ceremonies as a graduate myself,” said the 49-year-old mother-of-one. “I’ve spent so many years working at the graduation ceremonies, and watching people celebrate, now I get to be one of them.”

Annabel, who lives in St John’s, Worcester, has worked at the University of Worcester for more than 17 years, in a variety of roles, largely in the field of outreach work. Currently she is the Manager of the Children’s University programme and runs the University’s annual storytelling festival for children, known as Beeline.

She has worked with many children and families through her work at the University over the years and graduates today with a Foundation Degree in Collaborative Working with Children, Young People and Families.

“The course has provided me with a greater understanding of families and how each family have their own needs - we are not all of the same mould,” she said. “I have learned how to adapt my practice to meet different needs.”

She added: “On a personal level gaining an FdA at my age is a great accomplishment and something I never thought I would do. I have made some amazing friends on my course and through my placements.”

Annabel, who is now working towards a full Bachelors’ degree, juggled studies with continuing to work full time at the University. “It was challenging trying to fit studying and placement in with work and family life, but I have received so much support, it’s been fantastic.”

Foundation Degree Science in Paramedic Science

Beth Abbott

Louise Abbotts

Luke Adams

Georgie Allsworth

Luke Armstrong

Simon Avery

Michael Bellizzi

Rochelle Bosworth

Leanne Brough

Nicholas Brown

Gemma Burgwin

Zana Burns

Jamie Busby

Grace Butler

Dana Bysephipps

Thomas Coombes

Daniel Cooper

Benjamin Cope

Melissa Croucher

Richard Darby

Alyson Davey

Tomas Davies

Callum Delaney

Jamie Detheridge

Elle Dobinson

Carys Drew

Emily Dunn

Charity Eden

Stephen Evans

Craig Farnol

Christina Finan

Ben Fletcher

Marcus George

Lucy Gilleland

Mark Gillett

Karina Graham

Naomie Greenslade

Charlotte Greenwood

Thomas Grier

Hannah Groome

Samantha Hall

Katherine Hickman

Lisa Hickman

Kiah Hodges

Dean Hopkins

Steven Hopkins

Kristin Houlgate

Samantha Hunter

Simon Hutton

Stephanie Jaye

Nathaniel Jones

Samuel Kenna

Joshua Kerry

Zuleikha Khatoon

Neil Kirby

David Lacy

Jayne Lawlor

Tomos Lewis

Brett Love

Michael MacDougall

Sian Majid

Marie Martin

Nicole McClintock

Robert McNally

Michelle Middleton

Hannah Miles

Alessandra Milton

Christine Morris

Alexander O’Reilly

Thomas Pardoe

Christopher Peace-Winn

Jennifer Perrins

Christopher Phillips

Rachel Plumstead

Abigail Powell

Nicola Rafferty

Oliver Raven

Stephen Raven

Peter Rennie

Grace Roche

Euan Russell-Murphy

Maria Serghiou

Martin Sharpe

Mathew Skidmore

Ben Slater

Jack Smithies

Timothy Stephenson

Joanne Stevens

Sarah Stewart

Liam Thomas

Karl Thompson

Philip Turner

James Tuton

Christopher Vaughan

Oliver Vizard-Robinson

Timothy Waltham

Andrew Waring

Steven Waugh

Andrew Williams-O’Keefe

Natalie Wood

Sean Yeardley

Foundation Degree Science in Dementia Studies

Emily Adams

Ammon Madzokere

Linda Martin

Delores Wheatley

Foundation Degree Science in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Anne Campion

Nerissa Chater

Jerri Cresswell

Emily Denton

Cathryne Doughty

Abigail Downing

Michelle Elliott

Helen Hugo

Deborah King

Victoria Morton

Roisin O’Keefe

Laura Reed

Chantelle Semic

Kay-Leigh Taylor

Rebecca Young

Foundation Degree Science in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (The Learning Institute)

Yvonne Burton

Beverley Carter

Charlotte Chapman

Sapphire Clarey

Joanne Cole

Michaela Cunningham

Andrea Davis

Charlotte Drayton

Joanna Dunn

Kirsty Gill

Amanda Hopton

Jayne MacIver

Alison McEwan

Kelly McKernan

Laura Moore

Dionne Rodber

Anna Smith

Catherine Spurrell

Louise Tuffery

Paula Vass

Kelly Wallis

Nicola Williams

Serene Young

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Michelle Allard

Chantelle Bennett

Leah Bowers

Casey Brain

Gemma Cartwright

Shelley Davies

Jessica Downes

Melissa Finnegan

Tianna Forth

George French

Jody Goode

Phillipa Haverly

Louise Hudson

Rosalind Johnson

Alan Lewis

Aimee Mason

Georgia McNamee

Holly Moore

Danielle Morgan

Alexander Perry

Wendy Porter-Clark

Stephanie Proudman

Holly Rawlings

Aidan Selman

Alison Stamp

Charlotte Thorn

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (The Learning Institute)

Anna-Marie Arnold

Hannah Backstrom

Lisa Ball

Nadine Bird

Theresa Brookes

Elizabeth Burns

Louise Cooke

Julie Craig

Lynda Curtis

Sarah Dalziel

Charlotte Donovan

Kerry Fisher

Beverley Hall

Jennifer Handford

Sarah Harris

Beth Hill

Katie Jilbert

Yolanda Kaye

Kylie Krivaca

Carol Matthews

Katie McCoy

Kate Newton

Shannon O’Sullivan Darcy

Nichola Pender

Kyla Pole

Anthony Toland

Vikki Watts

Foundation Degree Science in Health and Social Care

Nazia Ashiq

Malisha Bangar

Jade Broomes-McCollin

Sian Browning

Stephanie Chapman

Rebecca Goodwin

Mary Grazier

Sharna Johnson

Ben Jones

Isatou Kamara

Deirdre Kenney

Courtney Lord

Olufemi Loye

Clare McMillan-Bains

Georgia Pattison

Geethu Philip

Phillip Powell

Leanna Richards

Courtney-Jade Roberts

Alan Rutter

Abbie Smith

Kamila Warman

Aimee White

Foundation Degree Science in Health and Social Care (Halesowen College)

Benjamin Eeles

Sarah Flowers

Esther MacKay

Victoria Newman

Amy Phillips

Megan Shepherd

Natalie Zarelli

Foundation Degree Science in Health and Social Care (Herefordshire and Ludlow College)

Sophie Boyd

Natasha Davies

Leanne Dias Rodrigues

Gillian Evans

Lara Evans

Kelly Hanson

Suzann Scotford

Foundation Degree Science in Mental Health

Sheree Bate

Dean Chikumbirike

Janice Cowin

Sabah Khalid

Audrey Morrison

Josie White

Kaye Williams

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Occupational Therapy

Susan Cother

Louise Crisp

Hannah Grabham

Wendy Griffiths

Leah Hughes

Abigail Hutchison

Joanna Klotz

Ellina Lacey

Imogen Langston

Lucy McCauley

Barbara Murray

Hannah Stadden

Emily Thomson

Kathleen Winwood

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy

Alice Bowker

Charlotte Brookes

Elizabeth Cook

Rose Earl

Nicole Edginton

Lily-May Harrison-Perkins

Joseph Hughes

Laura Kent

Chloe Morris

Hannah Redwood

Paige Rowlatt

George Stacey-Stevens

Eleanor Stratton

Dale Turner

Chloe Williams

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Social Work

Victoria Bailey

Jessica Davies

Tavonga Gangata

Jennifer Jones

Lynsay Long

Andrew Nash-Rowland

Nel Nikam

Angela Pedersen-Gosling

Georgia Stayte

Tia Teague

Robyn Wilkins

Rachel Wyke

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Youth and Community Work

Symonne Banton

Claire Bendell

Sophie Ford

Abigail Thompson

Liam Tucker

Postgraduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy

Sophie Adams

Pamela Clark

Caroline Rees

Master of Science in Nutritional Therapy

Sarah Ashworth

Chris Bonell

Katherine Brookhouse

Jessica Cadbury

Anna Cleary Ikin

Jane Johnson

Sundeep Kaur

Laura Perry

Caroline Tiller

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Studies

Anthony Ajayi

Suzanne Eakin

Master of Science in Physician Associate

Amir Alam

Henna Amin

Georgia Cardall

Bilal Chaudhry

Nancy Chuchu

Kathryn Cobain

Stephanie Cooper

Quentin Elmhirst

Aden Esmail

Christopher Furniss

Andrew Hackman

Ashley Hammonds

Rachael King

Zeeshan Mahmood

Alys Montgomery

Thembelihle Moyo

Bettina Mwale

Josephat Ndungu

Vinil Robert

Joseph Rudd

Raoudha Souid

Kathryn Straughton

Megan Twamley

Catherine Woodhead

Sanaa Zabir

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Furthermore Matematema

Master of Science in Public Health

Adina Bolfa

Sarah Harris

Angela Natiigo

Maygiawattee Nobab

Judith Odhiambo

Bethany Poolman

Lisa Stephens

Master of Arts in Social Work

Ashleigh Earle

Sarah Hayes

Mary MacKie

Yewande Shomoye

Cheryl Shore

Annabel Thomas

Master of Arts in Transformative Practice

Lisa Loudon

Postgraduate Certificate in Teacher in Health and Social Care

Joanna Logan

Foundation Degree Arts in Collaborative Working with Children Young People and Families

Ruth Akbas

Annabel Collins

Daniela Ings

Jade Maynard

Foundation Degree Arts in Learning & Development from Early Years to Adolescence (Somerset SCIL)

Gemma Brown

Siobhan Duncan

Becky Gill

Louise Hull

Julia Knowling

Dawn Netley

Clare Popham

April Wilton

Alison Woollaston

Foundation Degree Arts in Teaching and Learning (Somerset SCIL)

Emma Allen

Samantha Baker

Christine Bates

Emma Biss

Jessica Childs

Sophie Chubb

Lauren Conlon

Cheryl Doherty

Bryony Gale

Deryn George

Jenna Gigg

Lauren Groves

Ella Hill

Carly Kearley

Jessica Marsh

Deborah Neale

Jordan Paul

Bethany Scott

Abbie Shaw

Charlotte Shervington-Grenardo

Charlotte Welburn

Samantha Wood

Foundation Degree Arts in Teaching and Learning (The Learning Institute)

Emily Alderson

Samantha Avery

Rowan Barnicoat

Kumala Blackwood

Suzie Bolton

Jody Broadbent

Natalie Broome

Delta Brown

Samantha Chiswell

Paul Clews

Gemma Collacott

Sarah Cotter

Katy Day

Sarah-Jayne Dean

Sonya Drake

Kirsty Eales

Keira Easton

Angela Fitzpatrick

Samantha Ford

Maureen Forsyth

Lily Fox

Maria Gates

Marjorie George

Christopher Gerry

Claire Harwood

Kirsty Higham

Olivia Hoare

Katie Holman

Olivia Howard

Karly Jackson

Kingsley Jackson

Hina Kashif

Lyndsey Knight

Marvette Maye

Sophie McLaughlin

Sophie Morris

Richelle Nimmo

Aimee Ossitt

Sandra Palmer

Vikie Parker

Terese Payne

Sophie Porter

Nilakshi Ranasinghe

Jeannette Randall

Laura Reader

Michelle Rigler

Lisa Rogers

Kay Rozier

Bobbie-Lee Sawkins

Jenna Shelley

Natalie Shute

Ewa Siemieniuk-Juzwiuk

Cheryl Soliman

Shelly Spicer

Samantha Staples

Naomi Sutton

Jodie Tanswell

Zoe Tucker

Sharon Westren

Samantha Wiggins

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Practice - Children’s Services (Somerset SCIL)

Zoe Cooper

Jessica Green

Mia Tipper

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Practice -Children’s Services (The Learning Institute)

Sarah Biggs

Helen Corrigan

Adama Osaji

Wendy Simpson

Kerri Skinner

Anna Skyrme-Mason

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Practice - Early Childhood (Somerset SCIL)

Keri Blatcher

Sophie Margetts

Lucy Robinson

Janine Vowles

Naomi Woodhead

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Practice -Early Childhood (The Learning Institute)

Sharon Balman

Nicola Bennett

Amanda Bratchell

Sarah-Anne Hawthorn

Sarah Heywood

Angela Rogers

Bernadette Waters

Shelley Yarde

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Practice - Education (The Learning Institute)

Susan Pendleton

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Practice -Education - (Somerset SCIL)

Kristie Cable

Jacob Davies

Jack Dickinson

Lucy Ellis

Merrin Gerry

Charlie Greening

Gemma Pack

Adam Parkes

Josie Parsons

Leona Parsons

Kirsty Plume

Maryjane Raines

Jodi Smith

Paula Town

Ashley-Frazer Trudgeon

Chloe Williams

Claire Willis

Karla Wilson

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Practice - Education (The Learning Institute)

Diana Back

Charlie Banfield

Caroline Barnes

Donna Barnes

Joanne Bentley

Claire Boddy

Krystal Bovey

Alexander Bradley

Alisha Burton

Carol Caldaralo

Farimata Cham

Rachel Chambers

Leah Coker

Natasha Coupland

Louise Cox

Jennifer Dinham-Price

Tara Drew

Samantha Dummett

Angela Ellis

Clare Gibson

James Green

Katherine Griffiths

Elizabeth Harris

Katie Hawkins

Sarah Hutchings

Kelly Jacobs

Naomi James

Amie Jones

Danielle Jones

Rebecca Kevill

Shelley Knight

Mark Leah

Johanna Leaver

Kirsa Lozynski

Catherine MacMillan

Diana Maunder

Rachelle McFarlane

Chloe Mitchell

Sally Owusu-Boateng

Julie Palmer

Kerry Penhaligon

Cathrine Phillips

Helen Picolou

Violet Reid

Claire Rundle

Stephanie Russell

Ella Shankster-Jones

Tara Sharp

Clare Shaw

Catherine Smith

Hailey Smith

Samantha Sparkes

Gemma Sperry

Elizabeth Squire

Shannon Stone

Layla Stringer

Amanda Thompson

Fiona Tucker

Emma Vine

Lesley Volz

Jessica Vooght

Chauntelle Watson

Leanne Watson

Marta Wilkinson

Emma Wise

Louise Worley

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Primary Education

Bethany Bowen

Rebecca Evans

Shannon James

James McFadden

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Primary Initial Teacher Education

Rachael Angus

Jamie Ash

Aimee Atherton

Callum Bahia

Tamsin Bailey

Emily Barnicle

Christina Bass

Molly Bennett

Sarah Bent

Amber Blandford

Lyndsey Bowden

Sophie Bowen

Jake Bower

Lauren Bristoll

Katie Brooks

Jessica-Rose Burgess

Ella Candlin

Gemma Cartwright

Helen Chidler

Chloe Collier

Abbie Cooper

Aleesha Davidson

Alexandra Davies

Megan Davies

Olivia Douglas

Harry Draper

Laura Dreher

Bronwen East

Alice Evans

Gemma Fereday

Hannah Fowler

Samantha Francis

Georgia Garrard

Grace Gately

Anna Giddens

Emily Gill

Georgia Goode

Rachel Griffiths

Charlotte Gubbins

Jamie Hall

Hannah Hammond

Jodie Hare

Tara Hart

Eleanor Harvey

Meg Harvey

Jessica Healey

Bethany Homer

Lauren Hood

Olivia Howse

Jessica Innes

Charlotte James

Emily Jefferson

Emma Jennings

Victoria Jones

Philippa Judge

Niamh Kelly

Amelia Lawlor

Katie Lewis

Georgia Linden

Amy Longland

Bethany Lunn

Gabrielle Mansell

Catherine Margrie

Samuel Marshall

Jack Martin

Bethan Martyn

Erin Milroy

Eleanor Minett

Alexandra Mogg

Kati Moorhead

Eva Morley

Amy Morris

Tara Nicholls

Ella Nickson

Laura O’Connor

Eleanor O’Neill

Sheryl-Louise Oakes

Sophie Palmer

Attiye Partridge

Shagufta Parveen

Hope Perry

Bethany Phillips

Charli-Ann Porter

Abbie-Louise Poulton

Anthony Redfern

Alice Reynolds

Tiffany Roberts

Hannah Rose

Liam Rosser

Megan Round

Aimee Russell

Charlotte Siviter

Nichola Stubbs

Benjamin Swainson

Laura Taylor

Lottie Taylor

Lucy Thomas

Lucinda Tolladay

Lucy Trainer

Sophie Turbill

Abbey Ward

Claire Ward

Loren Warner

Georgia Watterson

Lauren Way

Hannah Webb

Amy Wignall

Emily Williams

Michael Wilson

Lucy Yates

Georgia Yearby

Thomas York