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Graduation News and Profiles: April 2016

Bangor University announces Honorary Fellows for 2016

The highest-ranked female in the British Armed forces, an international rugby referee and an opera singer are among those receiving Honorary Fellowships at Bangor University (11-15 July).

Major General Susan Ridge, Director General Army Legal Services, was appointed to the rank in 2015, becoming the highest ranking female within the British Armed Forces. She is in charge of 130 lawyers. Susan Ridge graduated from Bangor University with a History degree in 1984.  She is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for services to Law.

Nigel Owens, widely regarded as one of the best rugby referees in the world, is to be honoured for his services to rugby.

Elin Manahan-Thomas, the leading British soprano of her generation will also receive an Honorary Fellowship for her services to music.

These three individuals are among 14 new Honorary Fellowships awarded to individuals who have made an important contribution in their chosen fields, whether in industry, business, public life or the arts. Each will join the University’s own graduating students during one of the degree ceremonies taking place 11-15 July, to receive their award.

Publication date: 25 April 2016