Leeds Arts University Graduation: Students make history

Graduation day celebrations
Graduation day celebrations

STUDENTS ARE today celebrating the first Leeds Arts University graduation day.

More than 370 students at the university are taking part in a graduation ceremony at Leeds Town Hall. Formerly known as Leeds College of Art, Leeds Arts University gained university status in September this year.

The graduating students have completed their studies in a wide range of creative courses including fashion, animation, fine art, graphic design, photography and the postgraduate MA in Creative Practice.

Today also marks the awarding of the university’s first honorary Master of Arts degree, which will be presented to acclaimed writer and director Clio Barnard who grew up in Otley. A former student at the university, Clio completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design in 1984.

Her latest film, Dark River, will be released in the UK in February 2018 and stars Sean Bean.

Professor Simone Wonnacott, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Arts University, said: “We are delighted to present Clio with the university’s first ever honorary degree and I hope her success will inspire other young filmmakers to make their mark in the industry.

“This year’s graduation ceremony has particular significance as we can now award degrees directly from Leeds Arts University, which is the only specialist arts university in the North of England.

“For the hundreds of students graduating today, this is the start of what I’m sure will be rewarding careers in a diverse range of roles in the creative industries.

“And as we continue to grow next year with a range of new courses and a £22m expansion of studios and facilities, the university is well-placed to support one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK economy.”

Graduating today:

BA (Hons) Animation

Max Ardron, Joe Baker, Oscar Barany, James Beardsell, Ciara Byrne, Tsz Chiu, Hayley Dalrymple, Malachi Lawrence, Molly Lester, Emma McCutcheon, Katherine Mulvey, Greta Narbutaityte, Callum Park, Gavin Rae, Oliver Simons, Lauren Williams, Matthew Winnington.

BA (Hons) Creative Advertising

Ximena Arnold, Emma Bromley, Amelia Cheek, Lauren Coles, Jack Cox, Edie Crosland-Wood, Zebedee Devey Waterhouse, Conor Drury, Richard Farthing, Abbey Gaunt, Yasmin Holmes, Caitlin Horrex, Emily Lanigan, Jasper McIver, Gabriel McKeganey Barnard, Sophie McNulty, Jack McSwiney, Megan Morris, Syed Mustafa, Konstantin Pilling, Rahul Rudra, Jack Surplus, Marcus Wood, Danny Young.

BA (Hons) Fashion

Jessica Archer, Zubaria Arshad, Alice Callum, Bethan Cassell, Naomi Chew, Hannah Claydon, Emma Daniel, Amy Fawcett, Sophie Gee, Gabrielle Hyde, Eden Ingram-Hardwick, Lucy Kupshik, Zoe Lawton, Natalie Leong, Rhiannon Lewis, Charlotte Loasby, Chloe Mannion, Mhairi McDowall, Sophie McGarry, Emily McLeod, Olivia Miller, Elisa Murgatroyd, Ellie Novack, Bronte Palmer, Priyanka Parmar, Josephine Partridge, Isabella Reid, Jodie Reynolds, Jasmine Richings-Williams, Georgia Roberts, Madeline Rowland, Lauren Simpson, Bethan Smith, Sariah Smith, Amy Thomson, Ngee Tiong, Anna Twyford, Lucy Whitehead.

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Abigail Aaron, Rozali Abou Chakra, Gareth Andrews, Belinda Ayres, Zoe Barber, Charlotte Barlas, Chloe Binti Dzulkifli, Lucy Bradbury, Ella Brame, Hannah Bridges, Izabella Brodowska, Eleanor Brown, Saul Brummitt, Freya Burrell, Naomi Carleton, Hannah Chambers, Christine Cheseldine, Scott Chrishop, Rhian Cooke, Alicia Cowley, Laura Coyne, Eleanor Dack, Brogan Darbyshire, Carey Denham, Liam Dunne, Amy Dunnill, Naomi Firth, Savanah Forte, Molly Gerard, Rosie Hall, Amy Hawkins, Eve Hindle, Joshua Houghton, Casey Jones, Zakria Kamran, Courtney Knowles, Laurence Land, Marcus Leyshon, Qijun Li, Theodora-Avgousta Lionti, Sophie Lunn, Rose McMurray, Jake Mullins, Christopher Murray, Roisin O’Donnell, Eleanor Patterson, Gabriella Pauk, Jack Pell, Kingston Poplar, Katrina Preston, Aidan Quinn, Nicola Radford, Chloe Reynolds, Abigail Richards, Phoebe Ridgway, Liliana Robins, Sarah Rosevere, Sian Rycroft, Lilian Shaw, Rachel South, Jamilla Stapleton, Lillian Sutton-Parsons, James Taylor, Philippa Tyler, Romily Walden, Lauren Walton, Jessica Wilkinson, Emmanuelle Wrightson, Sophia Yearsley, Hannah Zahir.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Victoria Baguley, Sophie-Grace Bisset, Amelia Bramwell, Katie Bull, Daniel Carter, Rowan Carter, Peter Daniels, Ethan Earle, Megan Edwards, James Feehan, Emily Fieldhouse, Isobel Glazzard, Laura Harris, Daniel Hart-Davies, Richelle Hew, Tom Hodkin, Rhys Jones, Vedika Kapoor, Emily Kaye, Nathan Laville, Jessica Lomax, Christopher Mahoney, Aaron Major, Paayal Makdani, Taime Newton, Emma Nicholls, Rya Nicholson, Florence Packer, Emily Patrick, Isla Pearce, Adam Riley, Alexander Robertson, Rebekkah Silveira, Joel Sleet, Jack Solomon, Laura Taylor, Charlotte Walker, Lois Wilcock, Harriet Windley, Sarah Winter, Cameron Wolfe, Charles Wood, Polly Woollard, Charles Worrall.

BA (Hons) Illustration

George Addy, Melissa Banks, Rebecca Barrett, Gabriella Bracho, Jade Bristol, Tilly Butters, Eleanor Chappell, Amy Choi, Naomi Crompton, Charlotte Curnick, Tomas Doggett, Molly Fairhurst, Emily Flanagan, Billie Francis, Alice Franklin, Ian Fulcher, Daniel Gilmartin, Georgina Gozem, Amy Hall, Jasmin Harbord, Joseph Hawkins, Sol Hilmarsdottir, Emily Jackson, Amber Kaplan, Chi Leung, Fennell McCormack, Samuel Metcalf, Jack Newbert, Olivia Northrop, Thomas O’Connor, Sophie Poole, Madeleine Richardson, Tyler Robson, Hana Skarratt, Naomi Smith, Chay Spence, Katie Wade, Abigail Watson

BA (Hons) Photography

Adele Baron, Zeinab Batchelor, Katherine Bealey, Nicola Beedham, Charles Birch, Naomi Blakeborough, Charné Bruford-Row, Adele Cassidy, Chloe Chapman, Sophie Cheetham, Ciaran Davies, Alexandra Dewhurst, Jennifer Donaldson, Charlotte Drury, Kayleigh Dykes, Alice Eveleigh, Oliver Forbes, Harrison France, Sian Gordon, Sapphire Gosney, Lucy Graves, Devon Handley, Emma Heslop, Hamish Irvine, Emily Jackson, Ioanna Koukouraki, Natasha Koziarska, Daniel Lansley, Chon Leong, Aaron Leven, Emily Lindley, Amelia Lonsdale, Alexander Miller, Emma Miller, Summer Moore, Jonathan Murphy, Jordan Murphy, Romany Perkins, Ashley Renshaw, Michael Savage, Laura Sawyer, Amy Scott, Beth Sonnenthal, Henry Vallance, Hannah Voong.

BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design

Ayla Ali, Rachael Allcoat, Poppy Almond, Catherine Amos, Eleanor Bailey, Maisie-Jane Baker, Jenny Bannister, Laura Barry, Charlotte Bellingham, Ashleigh Benson, Charlotte Bolton, Bonita Breytenbach, Brittany Bucknall, Ross Cowie, Joseph Cox, Bethan Dobbie, Hannah Doyle, Lauren Dunne, Charlotte Evans, Monique-Jean Fleming, Jaime Forfar, Jessica Fox, Sophie Galloway, Eleanor Green, Kathryn Hall, Charlotte Hamilton, Amy Hodkin, Eloise Hopes, Hayley Hunter, Chloe Hy, Georgina Kerry, Hayley Langford, Rosie Luck, Flora Nash, Hannah Ottolangui, Sarah Page, Emma Parker, Gemma Paterson, Jasmine Peacock, Abigail Pymer, Sophia Riley, Lucy Robinson, Grace Roger, Jamie Shackleton, Sophie Shaw, Danusia Sierzpowska, Olivia Slater, Jodie Smith, Isabella Solito, Sarah Steele, Laura Stothard, Hollie Thomas, Lili Thomas, Menai Thomas, Jennifer Tollitt, Amy Wain, Naomi Walker, Phoebe Walker, Elizabeth Walkling, Francesca Wardle, Madeleine Whalley, Jessica Williams.

BA (Hons) Visual Communication

Katie Broadbent, Tess Cassidy, Katie Emeny, Rebecca Farthing, Jack Gittins, Amelia Lojewski, Evie Martin, Kobey Taylor, Charlotte Wetherhill.

MA Creative Practice

John Arnison, Callum Badger, Ann Barrass, Paul Bramley, Pamela Briggs, Ross Clayton, Malcolm Davies, Melanie Dewey, Larissa Drozd, Bobbi Gastall, Paula Hickey, Matthew Hodson, Alison Hutchison, Hana Lait, Jamie Mills, Danielle Muntyan, William Norman, Fi Oberon, Ross Reynolds, Sherry Sahni, Carol Sowden, Susan Wright.

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