Wednesday, 19 September 2018
The 2018 graduation ceremony celebrating the achievements of Visual Communication students took place on Monday 17th September. Graduates, friends and family members gathered at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton for an emotional ceremony marking the culmination of three years achievement and hard work.
Congratulations to all graduates
During the ceremony Howard Jacobson, 2010 winner of the Man Booker Prize, received an Honorary Doctor Arts from the University of Wolverhampton
The award was presented in recognition of his contribution to the literary world over a number of years and in particular his success in winning the Man Booker Prize.
The author and broadcaster, who worked at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in the 1970s, received the award during a graduation ceremony on Monday, 17 September 2018.
He said: “I am both delighted and touched by this award. I co-wrote and published my first work of non-fiction while I was teaching at Wolverhampton (then a Polytechnic) and wrote my first novel here. So I feel I have come back to where it all started.”
Howard Jacobson is a novelist, critic, columnist and broadcaster. Born in Manchester in 1942, he studied English under FR Leavis at Downing College, Cambridge before going on to lecture in English Literature at Sydney University. Returning to England, he taught at Selwyn College, Cambridge. From 1974 to 1981 he was Senior Lecturer at Wolverhampton Polytechnic.
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