Star to be part of UCW Graduation Day 2019

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Eunice Olumide MBE will address University Centre Weston (UCW) graduands next month as part of its graduation celebrations.

The supermodel, author, curator, actor and presenter will deliver the keynote address to UCW’s graduating class of 2019.

As well as modelling across the world for designers including Mulberry and Alexander McQueen and appearing in the likes of Vogue and Italian Vogue, Eunice wrote the bestselling book ‘How to get into Fashion’ and supports artists through The Olumide Gallery.

The multitalented Scot has also forged a successful career on the stage and screen and worked as a DJ with musicians including Nas and Damian Marley.

In 2017, Eunice was awarded an MBE in recognition of her extensive charity, broadcasting and arts work.

She has also achieved a first-class Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Mass Media and postgraduate degrees in Film Studies and Metaphysics.

Eunice said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of graduation at UCW as I remember just how much fun I had and how proud I was at mine.

“I don’t want to give too much away, but my talk will be about my journey, including the roadblocks and hurdles, and how I’ve managed to achieve so many of my goals so far.”

More than 400 students will graduate from UCW on Saturday 21st September, with the event including processions, ceremonies at St John the Baptist church and drinks receptions in the ballroom of the Winter Gardens.

Members of the public will also get to follow proceedings on a big screen in the Italian Gardens and by watching live streams on Facebook.

Dr Paul Phillips, the Principal and Chief Executive of the Weston College Group, who was awarded an OBE in 2011 and CBE in 2017 for services to further and higher education, said: “We always pull out all the stops to put on the wonderful celebrations that our brilliant graduates and their loved ones deserve.

“This year’s event promises to be extra special with such a successful and inspiring guest speaker.”