Science Council Chief Executive receives Honorary Degree

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Leicester University honour Science Council Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of the Science Council Diana Garnham received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Leicester this week in recognition of her years of commitment to science.  

She said, “I am very honoured to be receiving an honorary degree from the University of Leicester. 

I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my time at the University of Leicester. I am most grateful for the quality of teaching and the supportive environment that Leicester offered.  I was taught how to think and learn about a complex range of issues but also encouraged to take up opportunities to develop other skills by being active in student societies and in the student union. It taught me to deal with complexity and change – and as a consequence I have spent my entire working life in complex environments – which has been challenging but hugely rewarding. It sounds like a cliché, but I am where I am because of that valuable opportunity and experience that Leicester gave me.

Higher education is a valuable asset for individuals and for the UK as a whole – we should do more to ensure that those who can have the opportunity to take this path and to make the most of it and as a graduate of the university I hope I can share my experience and encourage others to take up careers in the not-for-profit sectors.”