MORE than 4,400 University of Brighton students will graduate next week.

Students from 90 countries and aged from 19 to 79 will be on stage at the Brighton Centre to collect their degrees from Tuesday.

Vice-chancellor Professor Debra Humphris said: “Graduation ceremonies are always the high point of the academic year, bringing together as they do the whole university community with our graduates and their families and friends.

“As a university we are committed to realising potential and shaping futures for the better and are immensely proud of the continuing achievements of our students and alumni as they make their own unique mark upon the world.”

Families and friends from around the world will attend the ceremonies and thousands more will be watching via the university’s livestream video.

A number of honorary degrees will also be presented during the week.

On Tuesday, Fox Fisher, film maker, trans campaigner and artist, will be awarded a doctor of arts while on Thursday, Alan Rusbridger, former editor of The Guardian for 20 years, will be presented with a doctor of letters.

Keynote speakers across the week include Siobhan Melia, chief executive at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

The University of Sussex graduation week was held this week. For more details and pictures see page 10, 11 and 18.