Postgrad boom at University of Sussex sets up biggest-ever winter graduation

A record 2,300 degrees and diplomas – mainly Masters and PhDs – will be awarded at the University of Sussex’s winter graduation ceremonies this week.

The bumper graduation – 20 per cent bigger than last year - follows a boom in the number of postgraduate students at the University in recent years, bucking the nationwide slowdown in the number of people choosing to study for a Masters.

This resurgence has been driven by a multi-million-pound scholarship programme, introduced by Sussex in 2013 to expand the postgraduate community. Two-thirds of those graduating this week have received some form of financial award.

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Our Honoraries

Read about the distinguished individuals receiving honorary degrees at this week's ceremonies, and the outstanding contributions they have made to a variety of fields.