Swansea University celebrates the achievements of graduating students
Swansea University’s Summer Degree and Award Congregations will be held in the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, part of the Guildhall, from Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July 2011.
Professor Richard B Davies, Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University, said: “I’d like to congratulate the students graduating next week. It takes tremendous dedication and effort to complete a degree programme and all of our graduates can take justifiable pride in what they have achieved.”
Around 2,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students will receive their degrees during the 12 degree and award congregations. The graduands will be joined by their friends and families, university officials, academic staff, representatives of the Students’ Union, civic officers and local dignitaries.
“The degree and award congregations give University staff an opportunity to recognise the important role that friends and families play in supporting and encouraging our students throughout their studies,” added Professor Davies. “It is the happiest time of the academic year and we look forward to joining them in celebrating the graduates’ successes.”
Due to the limited number of places available, each of the Summer Degree and Award Congregations will be broadcast live, courtesy of the BBC, on the Big Screen in Swansea’s Castle Square.
Swansea University is enjoying the most exciting and transformational period in its long history. Student numbers continue to grow and, as a research-led University, the institution continuously attracts significant levels of funding and investment from the Research Councils, government and industry partners.
Professor Davies concluded: “All those receiving degrees next week can be confident that they are graduating from an ambitious and successful university with a growing international reputation for research excellence; high quality teaching and learning; and one of the best student experiences on offer.”
“I am sure that our graduates will look back with great affection to their time at Swansea, and will agree that their experience of university has been career- and life-enhancing.
“Many will have made lifelong friends, and all have memories that will last a lifetime. I congratulate all our graduates on their achievements, and wish them every success in achieving both their individual dreams and career ambitions.”
Swansea University’s Summer Degree and Award Congregations take place from Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22. The Congregations are held in the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall (part of the Guildhall). For more information, visit: www.swan.ac.uk/graduation/.
Swansea University was granted its own degree awarding powers in 2005 following a thorough review by the Quality Assurance Agency of all aspects of its teaching, research supervision, quality systems, and management. Earning the right to award its own degrees was a major step towards Swansea’s eventual independence in 2007, and is an unequivocal endorsement of the standards and quality of the University’s awards at all levels. The first Swansea University degrees were awarded in 2010.