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Dedication means more students set to graduate with first and 2:1 degrees

Celebrations, gowns and mortarboards will be the order of the day when 1,900 students graduate from the University of Roehampton, in ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank on Monday and Tuesday.

Posted: 24 July 2015

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Almost 2,000 Roehampton students are set to graduate from the University.(2014 picture)

Students will receive degrees in subjects ranging from Criminology to Journalism, Psychology and History and many more. They will be conferred on graduands by the University’s Chancellor Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson or one of its pro-chancellors during six ceremonies.

The University has increasingly attracted the brightest students and this year, thanks to their hard work, and the increasing quality of teaching, 74 per cent of undergraduates will receive 2:1 or first degrees, more than at any time in Roehampton’s history, after a steady rise for eight years.

The central London location for the graduation ceremonies, less than 30 minutes from the campus, highlights Roehampton’s reputation as a growing London university. During the past year, the University and its staff have received many accolades, which graduating students can take pride in:

  • Best modern university in LondonSunday Times, Guardian and Complete University Guide rankings.
  • Most research intensive university in the country – official 2014 Research Excellence Framework results.
  • Exceptional satisfaction rating of 86 per cent in the National Student Survey.
  • Best modern university in London for student experience – Times Higher Education magazine.
  • More than 90 per cent of last year’s graduating students in work or further study six months after leaving.
  • Internationally acclaimed TS Eliot Poetry Prize won by Professor David Harsent.
  • Dr Susan Deacy named as Roehampton’s 10th National Teaching Fellow.

All graduates will join Roehampton’s alumni network, where they can draw on careers advice, use learning resources and pair with a mentor to enhance their skills.

Information for graduating students

Use the hashtag #RoeGraduation to share your photos and experiences of the day. 

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