First cohort of University of East Anglia graduates don caps and gowns in Norwich

Students chat together before the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Students chat together before the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Graduation ceremonies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have got underway.

The procession for the first of the 2017 UEA graduation ceremonies. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The procession for the first of the 2017 UEA graduation ceremonies. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Chemistry, pharmacy, and literature, drama, and creative writing students donned caps and gowns to receive their degrees in Monday, July 17's two ceremonies.

The honorary graduate recognised at the chemistry and pharmacy ceremony, at 11.30am, was pharmacologist Professor Jacqueline Hunter, CBE.

The literature, drama and creative writing honourees, from the 2.30pm ceremony, were Peter Wilson, former chief executive of Theatre Royal, and refugee poet and translator George Szirtes.

James Chesson, 22, who is graduating with a 2:1 in English Literature and Creative Writing, said: 'I feel proud and happy to be graduating today.

Pharmacy students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pharmacy students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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He added that a highlight of his time at UEA was all the work he did on the student newspaper, Concrete, saying: 'The past three years have been a lot of hard work'.

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Chemistry students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Chemistry students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Pharmacy students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pharmacy students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Pharmacy students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pharmacy students at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Literature, drama and creative writing students pose for photographs with the UEA sign before their

Literature, drama and creative writing students pose for photographs with the UEA sign before their UEA graduation ceremony. From left, Rachael Putland, Callum Browne, Angie Peña-Arenas, Coralie Bastiaens, and Rebecca Porritt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Pharmacy students with their degree certificate at the UEA graduation ceremony . Picture: DENISE BRA

Pharmacy students with their degree certificate at the UEA graduation ceremony . Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Pharmacy students get ready for the UEA graduation ceremony group photograph. Picture: DENISE BRADLE

Pharmacy students get ready for the UEA graduation ceremony group photograph. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Pharmacy students pose for photographs at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pharmacy students pose for photographs at the UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Pharmacy students throw their caps in the air as they celebrate their UEA graduation ceremony. Pictu

Pharmacy students throw their caps in the air as they celebrate their UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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