Honorary awards will be presented to leading figures from Buckinghamshire New University during a week of graduation celebrations next month.

The ceremony will take place the week commencing Monday, September 2 at the Wycombe Swan, with professor Nick Braisby, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the university, handing out of the hounours. 

Mr Braisby said: “The week of graduations is always a memorable occasion for the town of High Wycombe and the university.

"We welcome our students, their families and friends to celebrate their achievements along with the many successes they enjoyed  over the past year.

“Graduation is the university’s opportunity to reflect on the hard work of our talented graduates, and it's a fitting moment to mark the successes they have already enjoyed in achieving their qualifications

"We wish them well in the next stages of their chosen careers.”

The honorary graduates this year are:

  • Andy Mattin, executive director of Nursing and Quality at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Piers Morrell, principal director of Music at the RAF.
  • Baroness Janet Whitaker, president of Friends, Families and Travellers for the Education of Romany and other Travellers.
  • Martin McElhatton, chief executive of WheelPower, the national organisation for wheelchair sports in the UK based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
  • Tony Heaton OBE, a disabled artist and activist. He was awarded his OBE in 2013 for services to the Disability Arts Movement.
  • Pippa Nightingale, chief nurse at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Andrew Scheps, a Grammy Award winning mix engineer, recording engineer, producer and record label owner.

For more information about the graduation, visit the Bucks Free Press website.