Nick Gazzard, the Founder and CEO of the Hollie Gazzard Trust, is set to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Gloucestershire.

TV stars and broadcasters, gold-medal winners and pioneers in the charity, business, health and arts sectors will join thousands of graduates celebrating their achievements at University of Gloucestershire’s 2023 Graduation Ceremonies from 21st – 24th November at Cheltenham Racecourse. The University will confer honorary awards on 10 individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in Gloucestershire, nationally or on the international stage, including:

  • Teddy Burton, University of Gloucestershire alumnus and Chair of the Community Legitimacy Panel in Gloucestershire, Honorary Fellowship
  • Karen Carney MBE, University of Gloucestershire alumna and pioneering former international footballer, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Dr Phil Cowburn MBE, consultant in Emergency Medicine at Bristol Royal Infirmary and North Bristol NHS Trust, Honorary Fellowship
  • Chris Cundy, improviser, composer and performer, Honorary Doctorate of Music
  • Jill Douglas MBE, sports journalist and chief executive of the My Name’5 Doddie charity raising funds and awareness around MND, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Nick Gazzard, founder of the Hollie Gazzard Trust increasing awareness of domestic abuse, Honorary Fellowship
  • Kylie Grimes MBE, gold medal-winning Paralympian, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, interior designer and philanthropist, Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Dr Ingrid Pollard MBE, international artist and photographer, Honorary Doctorate of Arts
  • Rupert Walters, social entrepreneur and business owner, Honorary Fellowship

The events will be overseen by new Vice-Chancellor, Clare Marchant, who said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be attending the University’s Graduation Ceremonies – one of the most important dates in the University’s calendar – and celebrating the achievements of our newest graduates for the first time as Vice-Chancellor. We’re also proud to announce the names of such an outstanding group of individuals, including a number of alumni and close friends of the University, who have made a valuable contribution to Gloucestershire and beyond as recipients of our honorary doctorates and fellowships this year.”

Nick Gazzard said: ”I’m really proud to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Gloucestershire. A lot of the work we do is around educating young people and organisations on the risks and dangers of domestic abuse, stalking and knife crime, so to be awarded this honor in front of the students will be a very proud moment. I’d like to thank the University of Gloucestershire for this award, and wish all the graduating students all the very best for the future.”




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