Almost 200 first-year undergraduate students from Westminster Law School attended the inaugural matriculation ceremony for University of Westminster students. The ceremony marked the formal admission of the students to the University and their undergraduate studies. The event was an opportunity for first year students to be welcomed by the senior staff in the faculty, fellow students and former students.
Professor Roland Dannreuther, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, gave a brief history of matriculation which originates from medieval times, its purpose being to initiate students into university life. Head of Westminster Law School, Liz Duff, encouraged students to take advantage of all the opportunities provided by the Law degree and the University. The new students then listened to an inspiring and entertaining speech by former student Jifree Cader, now a successful lawyer at Kirkland Ellis.
A wine and cheese reception concluded what had been a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable occasion for everyone.