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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Address the University of Bristol Celebration of its Class of 2020

Minister Dlamini Zuma will join the University of Bristol’s class of 2020 celebrate their time at the university in a series of live virtual celebration events starting this week.

After the coronavirus pandemic forced universities across the world to cancel the annual summer graduation for final year students, Dr Dlamini Zuma will be one of six renowned speakers with links to the University of Bristol will help the students mark the end of their studies. The events will be hosted online, with students across the world signing in to watch from home with their friends and family.

The other speakers will include The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, also known as Lady Hale, who will speak to final-year Social Science and Law students on Monday 20 July. Lady Hale is the former President of the UK Supreme Court and the first woman to serve in the role, as well as being Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 2004-2016.

On Tuesday 28 July, Life Sciences students will hear from Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, former President of the Royal Society, Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute and the University’s current Chancellor.

Founder and CEO of Snap Fashion Jenny Griffiths MBE will speak to Engineering students on Wednesday 29 July. After graduating from the University with a degree in Computer Science, Jenny went on to establish the company and was named in Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018.

Rounding off the virtual celebration events is Dame Julia Slingo, former Chief Scientist of the Met Office and Chair of the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment, who will address Science students on Thursday 30 July.
Hosted by the Deans of the University’s six Faculties, the virtual celebrations will include an address from a member of the senior management of the University, a final year student and performances by student societies.
The virtual events are not intended to be a replacement or a replica for students’ graduation ceremonies, which the University hopes to hold next year.

The event will be streamed live as follows
Date: 17 July 2020
Time: 11:00
To watch the event you need to sign up on the following link