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In today’s #Classof2016 graduation ceremonies, we honour Dr Sir Jonathan Asbridge, Jenni Middleton and Anne Streather. Congratulations on your honorary degrees! Sir Jonathan Asbridge has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in nursing, rising through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of his profession, as Chief Nurse at Barts and The London NHS Foundation Trust, and Inaugural President of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In 1989, Sir Jonathan moved to Addenbrooke’s, taking on the position of General Manager, then later, that of Director of Clinical Care Service – his first executive role. Sir Jonathan has served as trusted advisor to Government, and as Chair of the Government’s review of General Intensive Care. Today he received the award of Honorary Doctor of Health Science. Find out more about Sir Asbridge here: Jenni Middleton is editor of the Nursing Times, the voice of the nursing community, and the UK’s leading source of nursing news and best practice. Anglia Ruskin already enjoys a close relationship with Jenni. We were one of the first universities to join up to the Speak out Safely campaign, and we have been well-represented at the Student Nursing Times awards. An innovative, forward-thinking professional, Jenni has been a welcome guest at our Cambridge campus, and she was very supportive of our Stop the Pressure student-led conference. By recognising Jenni’s achievements, we have the opportunity to build closer links between our University and the nursing community. Anne Streather is Chief Executive of Cam Sight, the Cambridge charity that provides practical and emotional support to people with sight loss, helping them to maintain their independence and quality of life. Anglia Ruskin has enjoyed long links with Cam Sight, and Anne has been the driving force in ensuring there is an equitable visual impairment service for people within our region.Find out more about Anne here: We’d like to welcome you all to the ARU family! #ARUgrad