More than 2,400 students from the University of Chester celebrated their academic achievements over four days of graduation with eminent sportspeople, scholars, politicians, business people, theologians and a peace campaigner.
The 10 ceremonies took place at Chester Cathedral from Tuesday, November 5 to Friday, November 8.
The graduates-to-be were congratulated by the University’s chancellor, the Duke of Westminster or university vice-chancellor Professor Tim Wheeler.
Prof Wheeler said: “Each graduation ceremony symbolises the hard work and dedication and all that our graduates have achieved. We wish them all good luck in their careers as they step out into their futures.”
Honorary degrees were awarded to a number of prominent people including Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE (Doctor of Science).
The Olympic bronze medallist and triple world champion from Bunbury said: “It is a massive honour for me to receive this honorary degree from the University of Chester. It is great for me to be able to return to where I grew up and receive this accolade.”
Other recipients of an honorary degree include Cheshire businessman David Pickering (Doctor of Business Administration), jockey Carrie Ford (Master of Arts) and money-saving expert Martin Lewis (Doctorate in Business Administration).
Chester FC manager Neil Young was awarded a Master of Arts and the Rt Hon Frank Field received a Doctor of Letters.