Here are the details of all those graduating from the University of Worcester today.

Student - Mary Morris

A popular nurse at Tenbury Surgery graduates from the University of Worcester today with a Master’s degree, 30 years after entering the profession.

Mary Morris, a familiar face at the town’s GP surgery, spent many years mentoring students from the University, before deciding to join them in the classroom.

“I have been mentoring pre-registration student nurses on their placements for many years and felt somewhat at an academic disadvantage to them as they would all be graduating with a degree, which was something that wasn't the norm when I trained in the late 1980s,” she said.

Mary first joined the University as a student in 2012, graduating in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences.

“As my learning progressed and my role at work developed from Practice Nurse to Nurse Practitioner whilst studying for the BSc, I began to realise that I could further develop my knowledge and skills by undertaking the MSc Advancing Practice (Advanced Clinical Practice) degree,” said the 52-year-old.

Mary said choosing to study at the University of Worcester was an obvious choice.

“It has such a high reputation nationally for the quality of its healthcare courses,” she said. “The lecturers are all really knowledgeable about their subject areas and are approachable and supportive so that helps with the academic side of things.”

Since completing the Master’s Mary has been promoted to the position of Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

“As well as my employers and colleagues, my patients have been so supportive throughout my studies. I've been fortunate to be able work at the same GP practice for a very long time so a lot of people in the town and surrounding area know me very well,” she said.

“I'm now enjoying a break from studying but I haven't ruled out returning to the University to undertake a PhD or DHSc at some point.”

Student - Rachel Bray

A mother-of-three who has embarked on her life-long ambition to become a nurse, will graduate today.

Rachel Bray is a nurse in the Evesham Neighbourhood Team, providing care in the community.

“I am so proud to be graduating. It will be amazing to see all my cohort, and see how far we've all come, even since February when we finished our course,” said Rachel, of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. “I am so proud to be a nurse, and still can't believe I've finally qualified. It is exciting and challenging; no two days are the same.”

The 41-year-old initially did a degree that led on to a career working with people with learning disabilities. She stopped working in 2005 after having her first son, who was very unwell, and became his full-time carer and stayed at home for eight years. She worked as a breastfeeding counsellor, a doula, supporting women with their pregnancy, and hypnotherapist. However, Rachel had always wanted to be a nurse and in 2014 she decided to pursue this career.

She applied to Worcester as she had heard about its reputation in healthcare and started two weeks later.

“It was really hard work, but I absolutely loved it,” she said. “It was such a brilliant course. The tutors were really supportive; there were some tough times that I had to deal with, but they were brilliant. To someone else thinking about a Nursing career, I would just say go for it, it’s never too late, and also take it a day at a time.”

She is now studying for a Master’s in Evidence Based Healthcare at Oxford University alongside her work.

Honorary Doctorate - Andrew Moffat MBE

Internationally acclaimed teacher and diversity champion, Andrew Moffat MBE, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Worcester today.

Andrew is Assistant Head Teacher at the Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, and the author of “No Outsiders in our school: Teaching the Equality Act in primary schools”, a resource which aims to prepare children for life in modern Britain through the development of a whole school ethos, where all children are taught they belong and are accepted.

In 2014, Andrew first developed the No Outsiders ethos to encourage children to be proud of who they are, whilst also learning how to respect diversity and appreciate difference. Since its inception, the No Outsiders programme has enjoyed great success, and it has now been adopted by many schools throughout the country. Andrew has also broadened the scope of the project to include family workshops in public libraries, to support the development of a wider appreciation of diversity and difference in the community. In 2017, Andrew was awarded an MBE for services to diversity and equality in education, and earlier this year, after 23 years in teaching, Andrew was one of only ten teachers worldwide to be shortlisted for the highly prestigious Global Teacher Prize.

As a result of his work to help build more tolerant, open and resilient communities, Andrew was invited to lead the march at Birmingham Pride in 2019 - alongside LGBT members of the City’s culturally diverse communities and in July he was awarded a Pride Award by Attitude magazine.

Andrew continues to teach and develop recourses to support acceptance of all differences and embed inclusive practice in primary schools.

Honorary Doctorate – Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS

One of the world’s most distinguished scientists will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Worcester today.

Professor Dame Athene Donald is Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. Professor Donald was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999 and was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire for Services to Physics in 2010. In the same year, she was also awarded the Faraday Medal by the Institute of Physics.

Professor Donald is a strong advocate of gender equality and a champion of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. From 2006 to 2014 she was the Director of WiSETI (Cambridge University's Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative) and, from 2010 to 2014, was the University's first Gender Equality Champion. Professor Donald also chaired the Athena Forum from 2009 to 2013. A champion of equality issues for many years, she has used her personal blog to cover many issues relating to gender equality, as well as the broader working environment in universities, as well as occasionally writing for the mainstream media on these topics.

Her portrait, painted by Tess Barnes, hangs in the world-renowned Cavendish Laboratory, the home of physics at Cambridge.

A committed inter-disciplinarian, Professor Donald’s own research traverses the interface between physics and biology. Initially researching the electron microscopy of metals, she switched to investigating polymers whilst working as a post-doctoral researcher at Cornell University in the United States. Polymers, biopolymers, and more recently biological systems in general have formed the focus of Professor Donald’s research ever since.

Professor Donald currently chairs the Interdisciplinary Advisory Panel for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and has been both a Trustee of the Science Museum Group and a member of the Science Museum Advisory Board. She previously chaired the Scientific Advisory Council for the Department of Culture, Media and Sports, and was also a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council from 2013-18.

Those graduating today include:

Foundation Degree Science in Nursing Associate

Sophie Allen

Rachael Barker

Abigail Barton

Cally Bennett

Christina Bird

Megan Bradley

Samantha Brooke

Chloe Bussell

Sianne Cartwright

Rachel Cater

Storm Churchill

Jessica Clarke

Sarah Davies

Kimberly Eggerton

Kelly Evans

Louise Fallis

Charlotte Griffiths

Sarah Henson

Sally-Ann Horton

Andrew Hunt

Marcia Jelfs

Hannah Jones

Jennifer Jones

Nicola Jones

Samantha Kruger

Gillian Leonard

Abigail Mann

Jeena Mekkunnel

Joanna Mogford

Natalie Newman

Stephanie Orme

Paula Page

Sarah Parkinson

Matthew Pimm

Sharron Preece

Charlotte Probert

Leanne Pugh

Lyndsay Reynolds

Amanda Ricketts

Emma Ridler

Kate Robson

Cara Ross-Murphy

Emily Stait

Thomas Stocker

Michelle Whatmore

Amanda Wilde

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing (Adult)

Lorraine Adams

Erhimohwo Agbeyi

Samuel Aldridge

Jasmine Astley-Allen

Lucy Avery

Megan Baines

Hajnalka Balajti

Rebecca Ball

Julia Barrett

Kealeigh Bate

Jade Batham

Sayeda Begum

Amy Bentley

Amy Bentley

Sarah Bibi

Sophie Booton

Rachel Bray

Thomas Brookes

Eleanor Bullman

Jack Burge

Imogen Bushell

Kirsty Care

Alice Carter

Charlotte Clarke

Sharney Clifford

Paula Cojocaru

Lucy Colburn

Amelia Collins

Christopher Conway

Jane Craske

Thomas Cull

Kate Davies

Mikah Dent

Jessica Dewey

Leah Dingley

Lorna Durber

Lydia Dyson

Jayne Earle

Jemma Edwards

Samantha Edwards

Paula Egan

Jordan Finch

Kellie Fisher

Georgina Flowerdew

Julia Forizs

Wendy Friar

Jennifer Frisby

Nicole Frost

Manoj Gill

Jennifer Goddard

Kirsty Grimwood

Abigail Grinnell

Jade Hambleton

Michael Havens

Jonathan Hellyer

Charlotte Hill

Bethany Hobbins

Sophie Hodnett

Claire Hood

Marie Hooper

Sacha Horn

Aqsa Hussain Khanum

Rebecca Hutchings

Deanna Hymas

Laura Incledion

Harriet James

Chloe Jay

Meghann Jones

Stephanie Jones

Anthony Jordan

Simran Kaur

Sophie Kerr

Mohammad-Reza Kheyrati-Sadi

Katie Lack

Charlotte Lasseter

Irene Lau

Teresa Lee-Keow

Megan Lewis

Kelly Little

Hollie Lockwood

Rebecca Marsh

Lisa Marshall

Fred Marwisa

Jonothon McCarthy

Laura McCormick

Stephanie McDonald

Alice McMahon

Bernice Meadows

Jessica Mills

Carol Mitchell

Elizabeth Mois

Nicola Moran

Ewa Motyczynska-Siekanska

Rebecca Murphy

Saoirse Newman

Sheri Ng’Ethe

Courtney Nicholls

Jelena Nikolic

Rebecca Oakes

Kiran Panesar

Vimbayi Parewa

Samantha Parker

Kirsty Parkinson

Rubia Phiri

Evangeline Poole

Amelia Pullen

Claire Quinn

Rebecca Rahilly

Katie Rainbow

Katie Ratcliffe

Aldrin Reyes

Sophia Richards

Nicola Ross

Chloe Rothwell

Rebecca Salmon

Anna Sanigorska

Holly Sayers

Anna Sellers

Molly Shepherd

Jessica Shocker

Anna Sikorski

Natalie Slater

Claire Steer

Jennifer Stephen

Shani Stocker

Emma-Collette Sutton

Concilia Tafireyi

Rebecca Tapsell

Lucy-Anne Taylor

Grace Teague

Amy Tinley

Mishka Ward

Emily Watkins

Holly White

Wendy White

Debbie Williams

Suzanne Wills

Anna Woods

Elizabeth Wooler

Holly Wootton

Lorna Wright

Aleasha Wrycraft

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing (Child)

Aimee Hodgkiss

Carys Johns

Jessie Mullins

Sophie Pearson

Madeleine Pickering

Victoria Reynolds

Rhiannon Smith

Emma Steadman

Ellie Vickers

Lucy Watts

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing (Mental Health)

Banie Augustin

Jade Bagley

Jodie Baylis

Daniel Best

Siobhan Cannon

Charlie Doughty

Suzanne Edwards

Megan Farrant

Thomas Fletcher

Chloe Gibson

Bethany Griffiths

Chisuwo Gunundu

Lara Harrison

Marie Holdsworth

Rebecca MacDonald

Tendai Munemo

Ennesia Mussa

Lauren Oates

Grace Paige

Laura Pritchard

Lauren Pullin

Jacqueline Reacord

Libby Read

Megan Smith

Rachael Starkey

Sarah Tillman

Bachelor of Science in Health and Care

Kirstie McClue

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Midwifery

Caitlin Baker

Sarah Batchelor

Gabriella Brown

Lisa Coley

Paige Dooley

Megan Dudley

Angela Evans

Saoirse Gallagher

Natalie Glimstead

Sharon Groves

Emma Hayes

Katie Hill

Daisy Ingram

Julia Ruth Lyons

Katherine Massey

Carly Morgan

Abigail Nicholas

Rachel O’Shea

Amy Pritchard

Chloe Ralph

Marie Rivett

Cai Sampson

Ella Sanford

Phoebe Sinton

Joanne Slater

Nicola Slater

Rebecca Webster

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Andrea Butler

Epiphania Pfunde

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Health Sciences

Kathryn Title

Postgraduate Certificate in Urgent and Acute Care

Lisa Payne

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making

Kimberley Philpotts

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

Louise Corcoran

Marium Khan

Ross McDermott

Emma Mead

Izeiru Weli

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice

Debra Etherington

Master of Science in Advancing Practice

Michelle Bell

Jennet Cowles

Kelly Fee

Emma Ferguson

Laura Jones

Alison Lovett-Turner

Lisa Makin

Becky Ransley

Emma Webber

Yuan Zhou

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice (Advanced Clinical Practice)

Claire Mills

Master of Science in Advancing Practice (Advanced Clinical Practice)

Helen Abdullah

Vanessa Bannocks

Philip Bell

Rebecca Carless

Claire Clayton

Michelle Ereaut

Elsy George

Amy Hawkins

Lynn Jeffs

Donna Kruckow

Sarah Marley

Natalie Meddings

Samantha Meegan

Mary Morris

Joanna Richards

Marianne Tucker-Martin

Rachel Watson

Harriet Watts

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice (Clinical Practitioner)

Stacey Turner

Master of Science in Advancing Practice (Healthcare Leadership and Management)

Katie Hennessey

Master of Science in Public Health

Nnenna Chigbu

Kirsty Hartwell

Athanas Mukwende

Aaron Narh

Charlotte Wami

Doctor of Health Science

Darryl Phillipowsky

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Business Psychology

Jasmine Ross

Molly Turvey

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Clinical Psychology

Charlotte Coker

Amber Fenn

Caitlin Golding

Lucy Green

Olga Halayenka

Saffron Harte

Chelsea Hopkins

Simren Kaur

Samantha Luffman

Hannah Parker

Gabrielle Rees

Abigail Townsend

Emily Watson

Bachelor of Science in Counselling Psychology

Kirsty Scott

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Counselling Psychology

Holly Abbott

Jessica Billingham

Hamish Gillies

Laura Green

Kyle Harding

Theodore Hibbertgreaves

Jacqueline Holden

Bethany Hunter

Vendula Magnuskova

Joana Santos

Kristyna Stastkova

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Developmental Psychology

Sylvie-Rose Corbet

Anna Grant

Emma Hogg

Holly Pearson

Christopher Styles

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Forensic Psychology

Ellen Badger

Lauren Beauchamp

David Butler

Zoe Cattell

Camilla Chambers

Kaylee Cole

Tara Ferguson

Jade Franklin

Sian Griffiths

Andrada Groza

Saraella Kekkonen

David Langford

Daniel Legassick

Joshua Martin

Louise McKenzie

Raine McLaughlin

Kimberley Mee

Shania Mernagh

Jaskiran Nagra

Jason Pearmain

Hannah Rees

Alice Summerill

Hannah Yates

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology

Ian Argyle

Laura Ashford

Lucy Breatt

Amelia Brittain

Francesca Carmine

Lucy Carpmael

Jessica Clough

Kiera Cresswell

Megan Curry

Yavor Dragostinov

Annina Eerola

Susannah Fagan

Shannon Farmer

Chloe Finnegan

Charlotte Greathurst

Rebecca Green

Lucy Groom

Emily Hammond

Ryan Hepburn

Jessica Hill

Lauren Hill

Samuel Holland

Tia Holmes

Charlotte Homer

Millie Jones

Gabrielle Kemp

Georgia Kendall

Chloe Laight

Megan Letch

Beth Loxton

Foundation Degree Arts in Teaching and Learning (Somerset SCIL)

Clare Baker

Emma Burton

Vicki Candy

Amy Cox

Gabrielle Culpin

Jayne Gibb

Donna Hembrow

Harriet Hopkins

Deborah Hyde

Georgia King

Emma Lukins

Lisa Pike

Paula Reeder

Molly Sluman

Raegin Wescott

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

Maria Arevalo

Susana Ayala

Nicole Bailey

Chloe Baker

Deborah Barlow

Amanda Bellamy

Jill Bond

Melanie Booth

Laura Braden

Kelly-Marie Crawford

Lisa Dando

Deborah Davison

Callum Dickinson

Janet Feltham

Toni Gilfillian

Lee Glattback

Victoria Glattback

Chloe Goodson

Firoza Hassankhan

Samantha Hawke

Joanne Hawkins

Amanda Head

Toni Hepworth

Teresa Hiorns

Elisabeth Hudson

Verity Jago

Zhian Kader

Shauna-Anne Kane

Alice Kingham

Kerry Lancaster

Kayley Largey

Laura Leaver

Susan Lillyston

Samantha Major

Kathleen Marrocco

Karen Mytton

Sara Napper

Sharon Norman

Claire North

Holly Pooley

Katrina Rogers

Casey-Lisa Russell

Kathryn Ryan

Tamara Sheard

Juliet Shepherd

Ellis Simpson-Lark

Hannah Skeats

Charmaine Sparks

Rachel Stowford

Heidi Toms

Aaron Walters

Georgia Ward

Natasha Wright

Wendy Wright

Katherine Zschaeck

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

Bryony Gale

Jenna Gigg

Louise Hull

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

Rebekah Davis

Faye Drake

Maria Gates

Sharon Millington

Aimee Ossitt

Bobbie-Lee Sawkins

Jenna Shelley

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

Gemma Brown

Siobhan Duncan

Becky Gill

Louise Leworthy

Dawn Netley

Jordan Paul

Emma Porter

Alison Woollaston

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

Sarah Atkin

Nicola Conway

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

Samantha Baker

Christine Bates

Sophie Chubb

Victoria Douglass

Bethany Ellis

Deryn George

Cheryl Gerrard

Gareth Harding

Carly Kearley

Julia Knowling

Jessica Marsh

Patricia Mettica

Clare Popham

Beth Ridler

Bethany Scott

Abbie Shaw

Rachel Shaw

Samantha Wood

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

Samantha Avery

Rowan Barnicoat

Natalie Broome

Freya Budd

Karen Charles

Samantha Chiswell

Paul Clews

Joanne Cole

Emma Coles

Gemma Collacott

Sonya Drake

Kazia Fisher-Mantej

Samantha Ford

Maureen Forsyth

Hayley George

Marjorie George

Christopher Gerry

Hayley Gollop

Julie Halfacre

Olivia Hoare

Olivia Howard

Kingsley Jackson

Lisa Jones

Lewis Kershaw

Lyndsey Knight

Georgina Maddern-Evans

Marvette Maye

Sophie McLaughlin

Sophie Morris

Kaddy Nasso

Helen Neal

Krystyna Piotrowicz

Zoe Plank

Sophie Porter

Jeannette Randall

Stephanie Revell

Isabella Reyes

Michelle Rigler

Kay Rozier

Lisa Sewell

Emma Smith

Samantha Staples

Claire Stapleton

Jodie Tanswell

Grahame Womersley-Westlake

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Primary and Outdoor Education

Connor Allen

George Cole

Olivia Dowell

Julia Fuller

Grace Hart

Emeeleah Highfield

Louise Joyce

Nathan Read

Anna Savin

Jake Scriven

Jessica Simpkin

Sophie Thorneywork

Shannon Woodman

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Primary Education

Jordan Barber

Kate Barnes

Megan Chance

Weronika Jeruc

Rachel Jones

Christopher Mills

Finlay Neate

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Primary Initial Teacher Education

Sophie Albutt

Chloe Ashforth

Zoe Bagnall

Jessica Barclay

Ellen Barlow

Amber Bassett

Harriet Beech

Lydia Billington

Caryn Bowen

Craig Brindley

Tara Brittain

Courteney Burgess

Jordan Burns

Rebecca Byford

Alex Callaghan

Grace Campbell

Megan Carter

Jessica Cartwright

Laura Carwardine

Jessica Chance

Thomas Childs

Caitlin Clarke

Isabelle Cooke

Lauren Coutts

Kathryn Davies

Georgia Davis

Chloe Earl

Leah Edwards

Marissa Evans

Michele Evans

Sophie Felles

Joshua Fletcher

Lauren Ford

Kerry Frost

Hannah Gardner

Hannah Gladwin

Bethany Godfrey

Tegan Gough

Therese Griffin-Parry

Sarah Hardy

Chloe Harris

Whitney Harris

Ellis Hewitt

Eleanor Holman

Phoebe Holmes

Eleanor Jeffries

Georgina Jennings

Dominic Jones

Dominic Jones

Holly Jones

Irina Jones

Mark Jones

Olivia Kellie

Charlotte Knight

Charlotte Knott

Abigail Loveday

Georgia Madeley

Isla Marchant

Sarah McGuinness

Jessica Melksham

Charlotte Merchant

Helen Mitchell

Drew Morgan

Ffion Morgan

Katherine Nicholds

Georgia Noble

Jordanne Palmer

Georgina Phillips

Molly Phillips

Zoe Pritchard

Natalie Raby

Chloe Radford

Charlotte Richards

Alicia Richardson

Lana Ritson

Scott Sefton

Georgia Skitt

Lucy Smith

Annie Stamps

Zoe Symonds

Charlotte Taylor

William Taylor

Emily Thompson

Lucy Tinley

Ella Tresadern

Abigail Unitt

Jessica Walton

Jessica Weston

Alexander Williams

Jessica Williams

Rebecca Williams

Elizabeth Wood

Megan MacAlister

Rebecca Marks

Emily Martin

India Meredith

Chloe Millward-Moran

Georgia Mouhlen

Lauren Murphy

Matisse Murphy

Melissa Neyhaul

Agata Pabijan

Victoria Palk

Natasha Parkes

Victoria Rawlings

Zoe Rixon

Ceri Rodin

Isabel Simpson

Abigail Sinclair

Ellie Siviter

Sophie Spears

Chloe Stewart

Linda Sundvik

Lucy Swancott

Danielle Tharani

Katie Tippins

Amelia Treasure

Megan Trinder

Keely Walker

Elissa Warner

Ashleigh Watkins

Lucy White

Summer Whyte

Hannah Wood

Iona Wright

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology (Major)

Sophie Oliver

Elleanor Robinson

Charlotte Shields

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Art & Design

Kayleigh McDade

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Ella Beatty

Rowan Bigford

Owen Corrick

Joseph Ennis

Sophie Evans

Matthew Fossey

Adam Slonim

James Vickers

Jack Whittaker

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods

Jacqueline Smith

Master of Science in Counselling

Rhonda Dill

Tanushree Dowlut

Shannon Hart

Imogen Healy

Rosa Kennard

Holly Kranat

Claudia Mendoza Dominguez

Holly Moore

Benjamin Wilson

Master of Science in Business Psychology

Kelly Dennis

Sophie Dent

Master of Science in Occupational Psychology

Bethany Humphries

Holly Judson-Smith

Charlie Page

Adrian Place

Master of Science in Psychology

Rosalind Johnson

Alexander Perry

Amy Rose

Rachel Spriggs

Joanna Train

Postgraduate Certificate in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy

Susan Lane

Master of Science in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy

Laura Beech

Leigh Brown

Amy Prior

Hannah Raine-Smith

Claire Sismey

Gayle Sturrock

Lorraine Tindale

Master of Arts in Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence

Chantal Dube

Alix Eccles

Lucinda Griffiths

Hannah Hughes

Katharine Jones

Jade Lewis

Yasmin Millward

Emma Noble

Helen Scott

Paul Staines

Master of Arts in Professional Development: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Nicole Booth

Charlotte McKenna

Sarah Pugh

Rachel Thomas