A journey that began with remote-learning Zoom classes during the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by two further years of study at the Redmonds Building, culminated in a day of celebration as JMU Journalism’s Class of 2023 marked their graduation day.
Family and friends watched on with pride at the Anglican Cathedral as the convocation ceremony unfolded, with Liverpool John Moores University Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Joe Yates, leading the proceedings.
Guests then moved onto LJMU’s John Lennon Art and Design Building for a congratulatory ‘Toast to Your success’ gathering with staff, and prizes were also given for notable academic achievements.
Head of Journalism, Fran Yeoman, said: “This year’s graduates joined LJMU Journalism in lockdown and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate with them in person as three years of hard work is rewarded with their well-earned degrees. I can’t wait to see what they go on to do next, and look forward to seeing more LJMU-trained journalists achieving great things in the media and beyond.”
— JMU Journalism (@JMUJournalism) July 13, 2023
The Lynda La Plante Fund Prize (Outstanding Contribution to Journalism): Lucy Burns & Matt Welch.
The Lynda La Plante Fund Prize (Outstanding Contribution to Sports Journalism): Hana Mohd Basir & Adam Tiffen.
The Lynda La Plante Fund Prize (Highest Achieving Sports Journalism Student): Melissa Edwards.
The Neil Warburton Prize: Coni Harpham.
Research Excellence Prize: Jacob Mahon.
The Arek Kiciak Memorial Prize: Jazmin Dawson.
Class of 2023 graduates
Bachelor of Arts with Honours: Harriet Belderbos; Ciara Bolton; Lucy Burns; Chloe Bush; Rachel Cowan; Isobella Cox; Annabelle Davies; Annie Davies; Jazmin Dawson; Chloe Doolan; Ryan Everett; Coni Harpham; Natalya Luke; Mathew Markey; Shay McGurrin; Oliver Nolan-Davies; Annabel Ostell; Anna Parry; Shannon Pickett; Brandon Sutton; Matthew Welch; Sophie Wyatt.
Bachelor of Arts with Honours: Thomas Atkinson; Hana Mohd Basir; Harry Buckley; Alex Caddick; Samuel Chinn; Melissa Edwards; Alec Farrell; Amy Forsythe; Daniel Ghorbal; Callum Gould; Daniel Harrison; Daniel Hickey; Fareed Mahdavi Jovainy; Gabriel Khan; Jack Maher; Jacob Mahon; Callum Maxted; Robert O’Keefe; Harvey Orgill; Jorgie Pendrous; Joseph Penny; George Randles; Oliver Scott; Aaron Smyth; Finlay Swift; Adam Tiffen; Thomas Wardle; Harry Welch; Louis White; Oliver Wilmott.
Diploma of Higher Education: Callum Chisholm; Owen Parkes; Thomas Routley.
Certificate of Higher Education: Paul Hughes.
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