Graduation Ceremonies

Students share their graduation day celebrations

Graduates from the first day of ceremonies at the Assembly Rooms in Bath share their thoughts on graduating:

Qaisar Hayat with his brothers

Qaisar Hayat from London graduated with an MSc in Electrical Power Systems. He is an electrical engineer in the oil and gas industry. He said: "Today has been really enjoyable and exciting. Thumbs up to the University for organising it and for giving me the opportunity to do this course by distance learning. The support I've had has been fantastic. The staff and accommodation have been great."

Helen Sheridan with her mum, Iris Barnes

Helen Sheridan with her mum, Iris Barnes

Helen Sheridan works as a sustainable development officer for the army and says that her MSc in Integrated Environmental Management has really helped her job in a very practical way. Attending the ceremony with her mum, she said: "The course has been fantastic. It's been really enjoyable, with a good group of students and really engaging tutors. I'm very happy and pleased to be here today."

Eva Garau with her mother (left) and aunt

Eva Garau with her mother (left) and aunt

Eva Garau graduated with a PhD in European Studies & Modern Lanaguages. Her mother and aunt travelled from her hometown in Sardinia, Italy, to share her special day and described the ceremony as a great experience. Eva said: "The support at Bath has been brilliant. I've learnt such a lot, I'm a different person." Eva is returning to Sardinia to take up an academic position in the university faculty where she completed her undergraduate studies.

 

Kelly McManus with her tutor Dr Christine Tipper

Kelly McManus with her tutor Dr Christine Tipper

Kelly McManus graduated with an MA in Interpreting and Translating. She said: "Today has been very good and the ceremony was lovely. I've really enjoyed my time at Bath. It's one of the most welcoming cities I've ever been to." Dr Christine Tipper, one of Kelly's tutors, was at the ceremony to congratulate the masters students. She said: "It's such a tough course that it's brilliant to see them all pick up their degrees. It's a proud moment."

 

David Monk with his wife Lucy and three young children

David Monk with his wife Lucy and three young children

David Monk graduated with an MA in Education Management, flying from Switzerland to attend the ceremony with his wife and three young children. David is Head of the International School of Zug in Switzerland and has juggled his studies with his job and family life over the past nine years. He said "It's been a difficult course to combine with a demanding job, so I feel very happy today." The family are now looking forward to enjoying more free time for holidays!

 

Julia Bailey with her parents and grandparents

Julia Bailey with her parents and grandparents

Julia Bailey, from Bath, plans to work in sports development, after graduating with a BSc in Sports Performance. She said: "Today's been really exciting but quite nerve-wracking! The course has been really great and I've made lots of good friends. It's developed me as a person and now I'm ready for the next chapter to start."