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Summer graduations

Our summer graduation ceremonies take place between Saturday 27 June and Saturday 4 July, 2015.

A motor neuron disease (MND) campaigner, an acclaimed writer and historian, and a former First Minister of Scotland are among those receiving honorary awards.

Graduation ceremonies

Full details of all our winter graduation ceremonies are available on our Student Administration website.

Graduation ceremonies

Live video

Our graduation ceremonies will be streamed live on this page.

The live stream will become available 10 minutes before each graduation ceremony begins.

Graduation gifts

Official University gifts are available from our Visitor Centre and online gift shop.

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Honorary graduates

Professor Dr Ulrike Beisiegel

On Monday 29 June, the President of the University of Göttingen, Germany, will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.

Mr William Dalrymple

The historian, writer and critic will receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on Tuesday 30 June.

Mr David Nicholls

The English novelist and screenwriter will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on Thursday 2 July.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

On Friday 3 July, the First Minister of Scotland from 2001-2007, and Vice President of UNICEF UK, will receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Photo of Gordon Aikman

Mr Gordon Lewis Aikman

The former Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) sabbatical officer and ardent campaigner for improving research and care for MND sufferers will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor honoris causa on Saturday 4 July.

Full list of honorary graduates

The full list of honorary graduates can be found on our Student Administration website.

Honorary graduates