Record number of OPs achieve First Class Honours


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Congratulations to all OPs who finished their degrees this summer under what must have been very difficult circumstances. With lectures, academic resources, exams and even graduation ceremonies moving online during the pandemic, it has been a tough end to university life for many.

It is particularly pleasing therefore, to report a record number of OPs achieving First Class Honours in a diverse range of subjects from Agri-business to Zoology. A full list of First Class Honours is below; their names will appear on the honours boards in the Music School in due course.

Well done everyone!



Becky Adamson (14-16)

BA (Hons) Business Management with an Industrial Year

Northumbria University


Tom Baarda (10-17)

BA (Hons) Classics

Christ’s College, Cambridge


Oliver Beckett (08-17)

BSc (Hons) Economics

Reading University


Richard Blair (10-17)

BA (Hons) Product Design

Sheffield Hallam University


William Campbell (12-14)

BA (Hons) History of Art

University of Buckingham


Daniel Cleaver (04-15)

MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering with an Industrial Year

University of Nottingham


Myles Dempsey (82-88)

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity (Second degree)

University of Chester


Lucy Duggleby (10-17)

BSc (Hons) Agri-Business Management

Newcastle University


Lucy Eggleston (07-17)

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Sheffield Hallam University


James Falkingham (08-16)

BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Harper Adams University


Lydia Ford (05-15)

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

University of Derby


Madeline Ford (06-17)

BSc (Hons) Zoology

Bangor University


Jack Garvin (10-17)

BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Newcastle University


Marianna Hankin (06-17)

BSc (Hons) Geography

Durham University


James Hanley (08-15)

Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Surgery - BVM BVS (Hons) BVMedSci (Hons)

University of Nottingham


Adam Harrison (10-17)

BA (Hons) English Language

Newcastle University


Florence Judge-Clayden (09-16)

BMedSci (Hons) Psychology

Edinburgh University


Carys Lawley (13-15)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child)

De Montfort University


Thomas Nianhe Luo (15-17)

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

University College London


Jemma McFarlane (07-16)

BA (Hons) Scandinavian Studies

University College London


Jack Medforth (09-17)

BA (Hons) Social Science (Politics)

Manchester University


Eleanor Medley (08-15)

Master of Chemistry and BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Study Abroad

University of Leeds


Thomas Oughtred (05-16)

MSc (Hons) Physics

Aberystwyth University


Oliver Peeke-Vout (09-16)

BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences

University of Bath


Jack Rhodes (13-15)

BA (Hons) Business Management

Newcastle University


Beth Roberts (09-16)  

MA French and Scandinavian Studies with Honours  

with distinction in spoken French and spoken Norwegian 

University of Edinburgh


Thomas Robertson (13-17)

BA English Language and Literature

St Anne’s College, University of Oxford


Jennifer Russell (07-14)

BA (Hons) Events Management

Leeds Beckett University


Charles Sleigh (08-15)

BEng Marine Technology with Hons Marine Engineering

Newcastle University


Toby Stephenson (07-17)

BVMedSci (Hons) Veterinary Medical Sciences

University of Nottingham


Emily Wright (08-16)

BA (Hons) Combined Honours (French and Media & Communication Studies)

Newcastle University