Here’s another picture of Hull’s finest, which was taken at this year’s graduation ceremony. It shows me with two British Politics and Legislative Studies graduates, Helen Le Caplain on the left and Emma Kinloch on the right.
We are stood outside the marquee that we use each year for the degree day. After the formal ceremony in Hull City Hall, we hold a reception for politics graduates and their families and friends. We have a marquee for the purpose, which is erected at the university on the lawn by the Wilberforce Building where the Politics Department is housed.
The idea to utilise a marquee was one that I had back in the 1990s and it is something we have maintained ever since. It is an opportunity for parents to meet members of staff and for students and staff to bid farewell to one another. And, of course, to take photographs.
Talking of photographs, I have now discovered that I have one of the BPLS graduating class of 1996…