The graduation portal for final year students to register for the July 2012 ceremonies opened on 4th May: the July ceremonies will take place Monday 9th to Friday 13th July.
The Graduation team has received many positive and encouraging comments over the years from our graduates and their families. Aspects wanted to share just a few of them with you:
‘Aston University graduation is a well oiled machine fuelled by experienced and caring staff.'
‘I am so impressed at how well the graduation ceremonies are organised. Thank you for your professionalism and your kindness.’
'Thank you for all you did it to make it a pleasant and enjoyable occasion for myself and my guests’.
‘Aston staff should all feel very proud of the way the ceremonies are organised and it reflects the ethos of the Aston University family.'
‘Thanks for all your hard work and to everyone else who made it a special day for my son.’
‘I just wanted to express my thanks for a wonderful graduation day yesterday. I was not expecting it to be particularly exciting and thought that maybe, as I was receiving a foundation degree, I may be treated differently to everyone else. This was NOT the case, I felt very special and included in all the proceedings.'
'The venue was beautiful, photography went smoothly and the catering was outstanding. Being greeted at Aston by the lecturers and being applauded on our way out of the Town Hall all made the day just that extra bit special and I really enjoyed being part of it.'
'Thank you again to all the people involved in the day who gave myself, my family and, I'm certain, everybody else a day to remember forever!’
‘I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you organised for graduation, it made it a day I will never forget. The day could not have got any better.'
'Obviously, the Town Hall as the venue was spectacular but was enhanced by the floral decorations and particularly the musical accompaniment. The ceremony felt very personal which I must say is something the University has managed to convey throughout Abi’s time there. Later, the hospitality back at the campus was equally impressive. The decor and the catering facilities were nothing short of perfect.'
'I would very much like to convey our thanks to everyone who was involved in the smooth running of the day, right from the gown hire to the presentations to the hospitality. Everything was absolutely perfect and everyone was so friendly and helpful, there was always someone on hand to give advice.'
'Thank you for making such huge efforts to make this day very special to everyone involved and to give us such lovely memories that will be with us forever.’
‘I just wanted to say what a lovely day we had at graduation yesterday. It was all so efficiently organised, and so friendly, and at times quite moving (although a mean trick to have us all applauded as we came out - this had me snivelling and ruined my mascara for the rest of the day!). I can't begin to imagine the amount of time put in by you and your team to make it all happen, and I just wanted to let you know it was appreciated!’
Aston University degree ceremonies are very much a team effort with staff from Schools and departments giving up their valuable time to support our graduands, whether this be volunteering for the academic processions or taking on one of the many roles needed to organise the day.
Thank you to all of you involved in any way with the graduation ceremonies.