De Montfort University will be celebrating the achievements of over a thousand hard-working students when they graduate at Leicester’s iconic Curve Theatre next week.

Students and their families and friends will gather from Tuesday 21 January to Thursday 23 to attend three ceremonies which will commend the success and achievements made by graduates during their time at DMU.

The university promises this will be a memorable time for all as it offers a packed programme of events during each day – some of which are open to the public.

After Wednesday’s ceremony, Vice Chairman of Leicester City Football Club, Khun Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha, who will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the university, will be meeting students from De Montfort Students’ Union sports teams and DMU Thai students as well as children from the Square Mile football team.

Meanwhile at 2:30pm on Thursday, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell – recieving an Honorary Doctorate of Laws – will give a talk about his life as a human rights activist.

At 5:30pm John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, will chair a debate involving DMU students after recieving his own Honorary Doctorate of Law.

Other honorary degrees will be awarded to;

– Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys – Honorary Doctor of Science – British geneticist who is best known for discovering genetic fingerprinting;

– David Rayvern Allen – Honorary Doctor of Letters – award-winning radio producer, presenter and cricket historian;

– Professor David Stevens –  Honorary Doctor of Technology – DMU Pro Chancellor, former governor and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Technology;

– Eugene Critchlow – Honorary Fellowship – DMU’s former Academic Registrar who  has provided important services to the university over a long period of time.

Both Peter Tatchell’s talk and the debate chaired by John Bercow are open to the public but spaces are limited. Anyone interested in attending needs to book a place by contacting 0116 250 6031 or