Class of 2017: Winter Graduations

Many of our Class of 2017 have started exciting new careers straight away and we’ve been celebrating the fantastic achievements of all of the students graduating in January.

Hundreds of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students graduated during spectacular ceremonies at the university’s award-winning events centre, The Venue@DMU.

Graduating alongside students were some high-profile honorands, including Leicester City’s Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri who was awarded a Doctor of Arts degree by DMU. He thanked the university for the experience and also his players for making 'something special' happen last year.

Inspirational former England rugby star Matt Hampson – who was left paralysed after a freak accident in training - was also honoured for his charity fundraising efforts and gave a moving speech urging graduates to 'get busy living'.

As part of these ceremonies guests also witnessed an exclusive fashion show by Leicester City star Christian Fuchs and his fashion label #NoFuchsGiven as well as a showcase of DMU graduate Hazel Symons' designs.

Read some of the Class of 2017 Winter success stories here:

CLASS OF 2017: Energy well spent as Julia earns distinction from DMU

CLASS OF 2017: Leicester Tigers player 'proud' to be sporting an MA from DMU

CLASS OF 2017: Studying Medical Science gives Lia the prescription for success

CLASS OF 2017: Jessica overcomes rare blood disorder to graduate from DMU

CLASS OF 2017: Graduating with a PhD is music to Neal's ears

CLASS OF 2017: Top prize leaves DMU graduate feeling animated

The news from our Graduation ceremonies:

Inspirational Matt tells DMU graduands to get busy living

Dilly Ding Dilly Dong. Ranieri wins another major title - thanks to DMU

Winter Graduations round off in style

Students make catwalk debut with Premier League star Fuchs

Talented Business and Law graduates rewarded for extra-special contribution to faculty

Kellie wins Ultimate Graduate prize after 'extra lucky' decision to delay ceremony

Facebook galleries from our Graduation ceremonies:

Leicester Business School, Tuesday 24 January 10am

Leicester Business School and Leicester De Montfort Law School, Tuesday 24 January 2pm

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Wednesday 25 January 10am

School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Allied Health Sciences, Wednesday 25 January 2pm

School of Applied Social Sciences and School of Pharmacy, Wedneday 25 January 5pm

Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, Thursday 26 January 10am

Faculty of Technology, Thursday 26 January 2pm


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