Medical student Chris Lauder will have a special reason to remember his name being called out to receive his degree when he graduates from the University of Leicester.
Chris, 23, will hear his father’s voice announcing his turn to receive the MBChB at the De Montfort Hall ceremony on Friday, July 21. Professor Ian Lauder, - the Acting Dean of the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences will read the name of his son with all of this year’s 165 graduates during his official duty on the stage.
“I think it is going to be hard not to have a big smile on my face as I walk up to get the degree,” said Chris, who will be spending next year in postgraduate work at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Eventually, he hopes to specialise in plastic surgery.
“It’s certainly going to be a notable day in the Lauder household,” said Professor Lauder who has also taught his son pathology during his five years as an undergraduate at the University.
“As Chris did not live at home while he was at the University I did not actually see that much of him but it is good to know that he is not that far away.
Watching the ceremony will be Chris’s mother Pat and sister Alison. There could be another member of the family in the medical faculty next year - if Professor Lauder’s niece, Katie, is successful with her A-level grades.
A total of 3,350 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees will be awarded by the University of Leicester at its degree congregations being held from July 19-21.
NOTE TO PICTURE DESKS: The ceremony takes place at 3pm on Friday July 21 at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.
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