Thursday 12 November 2015
2,500 students gown-up
Southampton Guildhall was a hub of excitement this month as almost 2,500 students gown-up and graduate with degrees and professional qualifications from Southampton Solent University.
Ten ceremonies over five days (16-20 November) showcased new graduate talent ranging from the areas of business, law, art, fashion and design, media arts, technology and maritime education.
Speaking about the highlight of the academic year, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin said: “Graduation is a celebration of the academic achievement and new skills of our students and a time to look forward to their future success.
“We are proud of our students during their time with us, and we follow with interest the impact they have as graduates on our societies and economies – locally, nationally and internationally.
“I am confident that as products of an enterprising and dynamic university, our graduates will find innovative ways of responding to the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly globalised world.”
Southampton Solent University Chancellor, Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead, Jonathan Cheshire OBE, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors, and Dr Jo Mountfield, preside over the University’s graduation ceremonies.
Graduates were able to share their experience with friends and relatives from around the world via a live webcast.
Southampton Solent University also presented honorary degrees to the following academics and professionals who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of expertise: