Dr April Ashley

April Ashley MBE was awarded an Honorary Degree of Laws by the University of Liverpool on the 7th December 2016 (3pm) Graduation Ceremony

April was awarded this honour for her work on Transgendered equality within the UK.

In the first video the Public Orator introduces April and her achievements before the Deputy Vice Chancellor bestows the award.

In the second video April gives her acceptance speech reflecting on her life and wishing her fellow graduates success.

University Public Orator introducing April Ashley and her achievements

April Ashley's acceptance speech


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