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Over 3000 #Westminstergrads graduate on London’s Southbank

12 July 2018

Graduates throw hats in the air

Final year students from all five faculties celebrated finishing their degrees in the sun at London’s Festival Hall.

From 9-11 July 2018, London’s Southbank was filled with over 3000 Westminster students celebrating their successful graduation from university. The University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield was in attendance at his first graduation ceremony since being appointed. He congratulated and shook hands will all our graduating students.

On Monday 9 July, students from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and from the Westminster Business School walked the stage collecting their degree certificates. They shared the stage with Architect Angela Brady and philanthropist Dr Majid AlSadi, who were awarded Honorary Doctorate of Letters.

On Tuesday 10 July, students from the Faculty of Science and Technology received their degree certificates alongside Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE, named Honorary Doctor of Science. Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities also received their graduate certificates alongside BBC Journalist and Broadcaster Carrie Gracie who received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.

The final ceremony was hosted on Wednesday 11 July for students from the School of Media, Arts and Design where Film and Television Producer Paul Trijbits, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts and David Batchelor, who recently retired from the University’s Court of Governors, was named Honorary Fellow.

Students shared their delight on social media using the #WestminsterGrad hashtag. 

Alina Sirbu, graduating with a degree in Journalism tweeted: “Cap and gown chic for graduation day, the season finale of a long and melodramatic journey, but I’m officially a journalism graduate. Ciao for now University of Westminster, it’s been real #wearewestminster #westminstergrad”

Elisha Coates shared her graduation picture and said: “Matriculation in 2015 - and now a graduate in 2018. Wow, what a whirlwind. Missing you already Westminster @UniWestminster #WestminsterGrad “‏

New architecture graduate Amy Wallace also shared her excitement on Twitter: “Had a great graduation experience yesterday ‑ made even better by hearing @angelabradyRIBA speak. Thank you @UniWestminster”

After the ceremonies, the students and nearly 10,500 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 wish them the best of luck for the future.

You can stay in touch with us through our Alumni team. Find out more about being a University of Westminster Alumni

You can see more from our graduates on the #WestminsterGrad hashtag


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We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-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.

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