Graduation Ceremonies

Students share their graduation day celebrations

Graduates from the first day of ceremonies at Bath Abbey share their thoughts on graduating:

Katie Sowersby with her parents Joyce and Alan

Katie Sowersby graduated with a BSc in Sociology with Human Resources Management. She said: "Bath has been amazing and incredible. I'd do it all over again if I could." Katie worked in human resources at Microsoft for her placement year and is now working for Jacobs Engineering before spending time travelling ahead of a graduate scheme next year.

Sports & Exercise Science graduates Charlotte Cooper Cocks, Elizabeth Jones, Nicola Barker, Emily Pearce

Nicola Barker said: "I'm relieved and happy to be graduating. I've had such a great time at Bath. I chose Bath because it seemed like a nice uni and it turned out to be just that."

Michael Gordon with his parents Helen and Kendall

Michael Gordon, a Coach Education & Sports Development graduate, is returning to his hometown of Newbury to set up his own tennis coaching business, Premium. He said: "Today feels like the end of an era, but it's all good. The course has given me the ability to set up my own business coaching tennis players of all ages. It's taught me about the psychology of motivating young children and I've been able to study all the latest techniques for movement."

Cheryl Man with her parents and sisters

Cheryl Man, a Social Sciences graduate, says she believed it was fate that brought her to Bath. "My mum came to Bath a lot when she a young girl at a local boarding school and again when she was at university in Wales. She brought me here to visit as a toddler and now my family are here from Hong Kong to see me graduate. I've fallen in love with Bath and I’ve been so happy to be here." Cheryl is going on to study for a masters at the London School of Economics.

Cheryl Man and Michael Poon

Michael Poon graduated with a degree in Social Policy & Administration. He said: "I first came to Bath for an interview for my course and I've loved it ever since. It's been very enjoyable and I'll treasure my time here." Michael is returning to Hong Kong to join the police force.

James Olweny

James Olweny is an Assistant Director of Performance & Informatics in the National Health Service and received an MSc in Health Informatics. He said: "As a mature student, the course has been a very challenging but interesting experience. The staff have been very supportive."