BAFTA nominated Hayley Squires, Theatre Director and Designer Ultz and Reggae DJ David Rodigan were amongst those conferred as Fellows of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance at the graduation ceremony on Friday 15 September 2017.
They were joined by the Mayor of Bexley Cllr Peter Reader and over 200 students, professors and academics at the College’s Graduation Ceremony in The Rose Theatre on Friday 15 September 2017.
In her acceptance speech Ms Squires, who studied on the BA (Hons) Acting Degree at the College from 2007 to 2010, said;
‘Thanks to the College, I had the best years of my life here with the best tutors. My advice to the graduates, as you enter into the industry, is to be patient, don’t forget each other and re-connect with your roots.’
In his address, Dr Andrew Walker, Vice Principal of Rose Bruford College, celebrated the diverse range of skills gained by the graduating students;
‘As we know, we are living through a period of more than a little uncertainty both nationally and internationally – but there are tremendous opportunities out there for newly-graduating students to make a real difference in all sorts of ways – socially, politically, economically and of course culturally. The skills our graduating students gain can be applied in all sorts of interesting and valuable ways within and beyond the world of the performing arts and live events industries.’
2017 Conferred Fellows
Rachel Candler (Stage Manager)
Kevork Malikyan (Actor)
David Rodigan (DJ)
Hayley Squires (Actor)
2017 Conferred Honorary Fellowships
Sir John Tomlinson, CBE (Opera Singer)
Professor Dianne Willcocks, CBE (Former Vice Chancellor of York St John University)
Ultz (Theatre Director and Set and Costume Designer)