STRICTLY Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba and Cherries chairman Jeff Mostyn will be among those awarded honourary doctorates from Bournemouth University this week.

Thousands of students are to graduate at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) between November 7 and 10.

Sportswomen, journalists, engineers and conservationists will also be recognised during the ceremonies.

Bournemouth University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Vinney said: “I am always delighted to welcome our honorary graduates to our BU community.

"It's great that we can take time each year to recognise people who have excelled in their chosen field and who have worked closely with us already.

“They will act as inspirational role models, both for our graduates and their families at the awards ceremonies, and they will continue to enrich our community as they partner with BU in the future too.”

On November 7, award-winning broadcast journalist Allan Little and businesswomen Kate Kinninmont MBE will be recognised.

Wheelchair tennis star Lucy Shuker, who has competed in three Paralympics events, will join Mr Mostyn, Dorset Vice Lord Lieutenant James Gibson Fleming and former Wimborne resident Mr Oduba on November 8.

The following day will see accolades for director of marketing at International Computers Ltd Timothy Lee, engineer Dr Jan Peters MBE, former BU archaeology lecturer Alan Hunt and conservationist Dr Martin Warren OBE awarded.

On the final day of graduations, Sue Sutherland, who has had a distinguished career in nursing, Dorset's former chief fire officer Darran Gunter and UNISON activist Gail Adams OBE will be recognised for their achievements.

Ceremonies will take place from 10am on each of the days.