Forsbrook explorer to be honoured at Staffordshire University graduation ceremony
INTREPID explorer Lev Wood has been announced as one of Staffordshire University’s latest honorary graduates, to be celebrated at the centre for higher education’s graduation ceremony next month.
35-year-old Lev, who hails from Forsbrook, shot to fame when his first televised expedition from the source of the Nile to the sea hit the small screens in January 2015.
From his Staffordshire Moorlands beginnings, Levison has gone on to see the world as an explorer, writer and photographer and the award is in recognition of his inspirational work.
He will become one of a handful of inspirational figures to be honoured by Staffordshire University next month.
Mental health campaigner Ruby Wax OBE, gold medal winning Olympic cyclist Laura Kenny CBE and businesswoman Sarah Willingham, star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den, will also be made Honorary Doctors as part of the University’s week long annual awards ceremonies beginning on Monday 10th July.
Completing this year’s role of honour is Nigel Meadows, Senior HM Coroner for Greater Manchester, who commenced his career as a Law graduate at Staffordshire University; Kevin and Carol Shanahan, the husband and wife team behind leading Staffordshire data solutions firm Synectics Solutions; and former governor Dr Ruth Thompson who sadly died last year.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes told the Times and Echo: “We honour people who can inspire our students and graduates and who have achieved distinction in a field relevant to our University.
More than 3,000 graduates are to be congratulated on their achievements by Professor Liz Barnes and Chancellor of Staffordshire University, the Lord Stafford, during the week of ceremonies to be held at Trentham Gardens from July 10th to 14th.
In response to his son’s latest accolade, Lev’s father Levison Senior, who lives in Cheadle Road, Forsbrook commented: “We’re absolutely delighted and over the moon for him.”
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