Students share their graduation day celebrations

Students from the Faculty of Engineering & Design share their thoughts on graduation day:

Emma Louise Green

Emma Louise Green

Emma Louise Green graduated with an MSc Conservation of Historic Buildings. She was also awarded the Oculus Prize for highest performing student in her year. She is an architect based in London and has completed the course part- time over two years. She said: “I’m really surprised to receive the award but very pleased and happy. It’s been a really good course, very varied and fulfilling. It’s been tough but the lecturers have been very supportive.”

Manuel Darmanin with his Mum and sister

Manuel Darmanin with his Mum and sister

Manuel Darmanin from Malta graduated with an MSc in Façade Engineering. Prior to starting his studies he worked as an engineer in Malta for four years and chose Bath because of the opportunity to specialise. Speaking about his time at Bath he said: “It’s been awesome. Bath is the perfect place to study and I feel very lucky to have been here.” His Mum and sister travelled to Bath to see him graduate.

Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in his home country of Kuwait as an engineer in the petrochemical industry before moving into academia as a lecturer’s assistant. He came to Bath to complete an MSc and stayed to complete his PhD. He said: “This is the best institution I have ever been to. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the faculty and the research facilities and supervision has been excellent. It’s an excellent city and the best place to live in the UK.”

Gisele De Carvalho and Eirini Passia

Gisele De Carvalho and Eirini Passia

Architects Gisele De Carvalho, from Brazil, and Eirini Passia, from Greece, graduated with an MSc Environmental Design. Eirini said: “I chose Bath because the University is one of the best in the field of architecture and it came highly recommended. I’ve had an amazing time here.” Gisele added: “Bath is amazing and the University is very caring.” Both graduates are now looking to continue their careers in the UK.

Richard Burke

Richard Burke

Richard Burke enjoyed his second graduation day at Bath, having completed his undergraduate studies here and now his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is also taking up a post at the University as a research officer. He said: “I’m certainly enjoying my time at Bath. There are great research opportunities and it’s a University that’s going places.”

Kapildev Lout

Kapildev Lout

Kapildev Lout received his MSc in Electrical Power Systems. He was awarded the R W E N Power Prize for best project and has gained a scholarship to study at Bath for a PhD. He is from Mauritius, where he completed his undergraduate studies and spent a year in industry, before deciding to further his knowledge to enhance his career prospects. He said: “I’ve fallen in love with Bath. It’s a small city, which I like, so you have time to sit and think rather than being in a big crowded place. It’s been the most beautiful year in my whole life and I’m looking forward to the next stage.”

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