Both undergraduate and postgraduate students receive their degrees in a one-hour ceremony presided over by Vice-Chancellor Alec Cameron. After the ceremony, many of the new graduates congregate in Victoria Square, weather permitting, before heading back to campus.
Professor Alec Cameron, Vice Chancellor of Aston University, said:
“Graduation day is an important milestone in the life of every one of our students. It is a time to look back on the achievements and experiences gained over the course of their studies, but also an opportunity to realise the wealth of opportunity that now lies before them as Aston graduates.
“We pride ourselves on helping our graduates to become the best global citizens possible, able to think, reason and lead. This year, we have more graduates than ever, all leaving ably equipped for their careers ahead, and I shall enjoy congratulating them all.”
14 honorary degrees are also being awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves in a particular field or profession, or who have given meritorious service to the University. This year’s recipients are:
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About Aston University
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive.
Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years and our students do extremely well in securing top jobs and careers. Our strong relationships with industry partners mean we understand the needs of employers, which is why we are also ranked in the top 20 for graduate employability.
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