Students from the Schools of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition, the Public Health Institute and the School of Nursing and Allied Health celebrated their success in the morning ceremony, while graduates from the School of Education were recognised in the afternoon.
Jane Garvey received an Honorary Fellowship for her outstanding achievement in media and the spoken word.
Jane Garvey is an influential, award-winning and much admired figure in the world of British broadcasting. Jane is also a daughter of the city of Liverpool. Although Jane initially wanted to be a bus conductress, her passion for radio was inspired by listening to Radio Merseyside as a teenager in her bedroom.
She was the first voice on Radio Five Live when it was launched in 1994 and an anchor on its award-winning breakfast show for many years. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since 2007.
Her Fellowship was presented by LJMU English Professor, Glenda Norquay, who described Jane Garvey as “a voice for women” who has been open about the challenges she faced meeting the demands of her career and those of a single mother and has been an inspirational voice for equality.
In her acceptance speech, Jane Garvey said she hoped “the spirit of Liverpool rubs off on the students” and that they do “what scousers have always done; challenge authority and keep asking questions.”