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.
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.