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Final year students graduate with a view of Westminster at London’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall

13 July 2016

Students throw their caps outside the Royal Festival Hall

Over 2800 University of Westminster students who have completed their degrees graduated at the iconic Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.

The graduation ceremonies span three days, beginning on 11 July with students from the School of Media, Arts and Design. Along with their peers, the students shared the stage with the School’s Honorary Doctorates Jon Snow and Sandi Toksvig OBE. Both delivered inspirational speeches to the graduates with Jon Snow saying: "We are at a crossroads in political life. You need to come together and change the world." Echoing the statement, Sandi Toksvig urged students to "grab life by the throat".

Also graduating on 11 July were students from the Faculty of Science and Technology who were treated to an uplifting speech from psychologist and Honorary Doctor of Science Susie Orbach. Students shared their delight, with Erika graduating with a BSc in Human Nutrition tweeting "Thanks @UniWestminster & @uw_fst, these 3yrs were amazing! #westminstergrad" and journalism graduate Alice Marshall celebrating her first saying:  "Graduated with a first class honours from the @UniWestminster! It's been an incredible and inspiring three years."

On Tuesday 12 July students from the Westminster Business School and the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment were the next to receive their degree certificates. They walked the stage with educator John McIntosh CBE, honoured by the business school and famed architect and new Honorary Doctor of Letters Paul Salmon who was celebrated by the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

The final ceremony was hosted on 13 July, for students from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities where Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE, who received an Honorary Doctor of Letters, joined students.

After the ceremonies, the students and nearly 10,000 guests were treated to a drinks reception in the Royal Festival Hall.

From everyone at the University of Westminster, we want to congratulate all of our graduates, and we wish them the best of luck for the future.

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About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.


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