First cohort of University of East Anglia graduates don caps and gowns in Norwich
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Graduation ceremonies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have got underway.
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.
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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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