University of Leicester Degree Ceremonies: Media Operational Note

Posted by pt91 at Jan 26, 2012 11:57 AM |
This note includes timeline for proceedings; picture/interview arrangements; parking and location info; link to more information including quotes from honorands

University of Leicester Degree Ceremonies

Friday 27th January 2012

Ceremonies start at 1pm and 4pm

At De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Operational Note

Media are permitted to film/photograph (no interviews) before and during ceremonies. You should arrive 20 minutes before the start of each ceremony in order to get images of honorands putting on gowns and processing.

Ceremonies last approx 1 hour 30mins-45 minutes and honorands are available at the end for interview/more pictures.

Please note that interviews are only permitted at the end of each ceremony (approx 90mins/ 1 hour 45 mins after start time) Please be in situ at least 90 minutes after start time and you must inform the press office in advance that you are attending (; 0116 252 2415)

De Montfort Hall is located adjacent to the University of Leicester and Victoria Park on University Road/Granville Road. Media who have been permitted site access can enter via Granville Road.


Please inform  the press office at least the day before the ceremony re any parking requests (; 0116 252 2415)


Joan Maureen (Biddy) Baxter MBE - Doctor of Laws - 27 January, 1pm

Nigel Henbest - Doctor of Science - 27 January, 4pm

Directional Note to De Montfort Hall:

FROM M1 (SOUTH) JUNCTION 21/M69 (NORTH END) Follow A563 OUTER RING LEICESTER SOUTH/EAST for four miles to lights at junction with A50 NORTHAMPTON road. Turn LEFT, signposted A5199 CITY CENTRE, and follow the Welford Road for 1.4 miles to junction with University Road. In detail note following sequence along Welford Road:

two sets of lights; dual-carriageway, with shops and filling stations; traffic lights, followed by playing fields on right. Then turn RIGHT at next lights into University Road. Proceed past the University and De Montfort Hall will be to the right. Turn next available right at the junction of University Road and Regent Road to access the Granville Road entrance to De Montfort Hall.


Ather Mirza- 0116 252 3335 and mobile is 07711 927821

More info/quotes from honorands:

Link to press release

Link to University of Leicester degree info site

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