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Students celebrate graduation and say: I’ve met the best people ever’ at Roehampton

Celebrations and expectations for future employment are top of the agenda for 1,900 students who have graduated from the University of Roehampton this week.

Posted: 31 July 2015

Graduates had their degrees conferred by the University’s Chancellor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, and Pro Chancellor the Very Reverend John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey, at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.

They have secured degrees in subjects like Criminology, Journalism, Psychology, Anthropology and History plus many others from the university’s 10 academic departments.

Watch our photoreel of Roehampton’s newest graduates celebrate as they receive their degrees.

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Among the graduating students were Dominique Macaly from Essex, who said: “I have loved it at Roehampton, I wouldn’t change anything, I’ve met the best people ever.”

Dominique graduated with a BA in Drama, Theatre and Performance, alongside friends Nerissa Clarke, who was the first in her family to go to university, and Hannah Woodgate, who said: “Roehampton’s a small university, and it’s really up and coming, which I’ve liked. We’ve had a lot of one-on-one help from our lecturers and in a small university there’s more unity because people know each other.” The University is based in 60 acres of parkland campus less than 30 minutes from London Waterloo.

This year around 70 per cent of students received first or 2:1 degrees, the highest percentage in the University’s history, after steady rises during the past eight years.

Read our student blogs about studying at Roehampton.

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