University of Leicester Degree Ceremonies: Media Operational Note

Posted by pt91 at Jan 20, 2016 02:26 PM |
This note includes timeline for proceedings; picture/interview arrangements; parking and location info; link to more information

University of Leicester Degree Ceremonies

Thursday 21 January and Friday 22 January 2016

Ceremonies start at 11am and 3pm

At De Montfort Hall, Leicester  LE1 7RU.

Operational Note

Media are permitted to film/photograph (no interviews) before and during ceremonies.

Thursday 21 January 11am ceremony.  Media must register between 10-10.15am

There are media opportunities for the graduation of Princess Mako of Akishino.  All details are set out here: http://bit.ly/1SrOCtn

Press release

Thursday 21 January 3pm ceremony

Head Imam at Leicester Central Mosque, Muhammad Shahid Raza OBE, to receive honorary Doctor of Laws.  There are the following photo opps:

  • 2.30pm in the robing room where Mr Raza will be presented with his ceremonial robes
  • 3pm-4.30pm: Media can film/photograph the ceremony
  • 4.30pm (approx.): there are photo/interview opps after the ceremony

Media wishing to cover this ceremony must inform the press office: email er134@le.ac.uk and report to the front of the De Montfort Hall where a representative of the press office, holding a placard with the word PRESS, will escort them to the viewing gallery.

Press Release

Friday 22 January 11am ceremony

King Power Group founder and Chairman of Leicester City Football Club, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, to receive honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.

Media are permitted to film and photograph at the degree ceremony. Media must be in situ by 10am for the following three photo/filming opportunities:

  • At 10.30 in the De Montfort Hall Robing room where Mr Srivaddhanaprabha will be presented with his ceremonial robes.
  • There will be film and photograph opps during the course of the ceremony from 11am-12.30pm(approx.). Media will be stationed in the gallery of the De Montfort Hall.
  • Photo opps at the end of the ceremony after Mr Srivaddhanaprabha has had his official photographs taken.

Please note there are no interview opportunities (only photo/filming)

Media wishing to cover this ceremony must inform the press office: email er134@le.ac.uk and report to the front of the De Montfort Hall where a representative of the press office, holding a placard  with the word PRESS, will escort them to the viewing gallery.

Press release

Friday 22 January 3pm ceremony

Former Chairman of Shoe Zone Michael Smith to receive honorary Doctor of Laws:

  • At 2.30pm in the De Montfort Hall Robing room where Mr Smith will be presented with his ceremonial robes.
  • There will be film and photograph opps during the course of the ceremony from 3pm-4.30pm(approx.). Media will be stationed in the gallery of the De Montfort Hall.
  • Photo opps at the end of the ceremony after Mr Smith has had his official photographs taken.

Media wishing to cover this ceremony must inform the press office: email er134@le.ac.uk and report to the front of the De Montfort Hall where a representative of the press office, holding a placard with the word PRESS, will escort them to the viewing gallery.

Press release

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