Top academics congratulate graduating Roehampton students at central London ceremony

Nearly 2,000 final year students from the University of Roehampton are being congratulated for their dedication and ‘sheer hard work’ by the University’s top academics at graduation ceremonies this week. 

Posted: 27 July 2015

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University of Roehampton graduates at London's South Bank

Ceremonies have taken place at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s iconic South Bank today, and continue tomorrow, with students graduating in subjects from Dance to Psychology, Drama, English, Humanities, Media, Culture and Language studies, Business.

Thanks to their hard work, and the high quality of teaching, around 70 per cent of undergraduates overall received 2:1 or first degrees this year. The percentage of students receiving these classifications of degree has been steadily rising for the past eight years at Roehampton.

The University’s Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson told students: “Your hard work has led you to this day. I know you are a very talented bunch and you have followed your particular passions to be here. As a Roehampton graduate, no doubt wonderful things will happen to you. One of those is to get a good education. It helps so much. A degree helps you learn how to support others, and also how to lead and to grow as individuals.”

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul O’Prey, also gave his personal congratulations to all of the final year students today highlighting the sheer hard work which had gone in to their studies. Speaking after the ceremony he said: “This week is the culmination of years of hard work our students have undertaken, with support from friends and family, and we’re delighted for them.

“Our students have secured a respected qualification, and they leave the University with expertise gained from their studies and from participation in social, voluntary and sporting activities, and will soon join the workforce in the UK and internationally as highly employable graduates. This is a really special time for all our graduands as they begin the next stage of their lives; I hope they enjoy these celebrations and take every opportunity presented to them in the months and years ahead.”

The students graduated in front of their families and around 30 of the University’s most senior professors and directors, who take part in the ceremonies every year to share the experience with those they have supported over their time at Roehampton.

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

See our graduate's celebrations by searching for #Roegraduation on social media.


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