Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott is getting an honorary degree from Hull University later today.
Doreen Lawerence OBE, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, will also be honoured.
Hull University have said they are saddened by the loss of one of their students who died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. 28-year-old Tom Chesters was a student at Hull University. He was working towards a PhD in medical engineering.
Graduates from Hull University have some of the best employment prospects in the country, according to new research.
Nine out of ten are in work or have moved onto further education courses within six months of graduating.
Of those employed, more than 70 per cent are in graduate-level work, drawing an average salary of twenty two and a half thousand pounds.
The university said its success rate was due to its award-winning careers service, which helps students to plan their future and meet with graduate employers.