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Kajal Shah
Kajal Shah
Ka Yu Lo & Ning Kong
Ka Yu Lo & Ning Kong
Fiona West
Fiona West
Amie Still, Alex Sparasci, Sally Steel
Amie Still, Alex Sparasci, Sally Steel
Merghani Salih Osman & Kai Jiao
Merghani Salih Osman & Kai Jiao
Sladjana Milosevic-Greye
Sladjana Milosevic-Greye

Internal News - 26 June 2007

Vox pop with some of today's graduates

In the second ceremony today students from European Studies & Modern Languages received their degrees and Dr Edward Gilby, a cancer specialist at the Royal United Hospital, received an honorary degree. Following are comments from some of the graduates:

Politics with Economics student, Kajal Shah, said: “It feels really surreal to have finished – like the end of a chapter. In fact, I’d like to go back to the first year! I’m sad to be leaving Bath – I’ll be taking with me a real appetite to carry on learning.”

Ka-Yu Lo (left) and Ning Kong both graduated with a degree in Politics with Economics. “It’s felt like a real honour to be here today,” said Ka-Yu. “I have slightly mixed emotions – I am feeling sad to leave Bath but excited for what’s coming next. University has given me a lot of knowledge and a lot of friends.”

“It’s brilliant to get back together in such a lovely location,” said Fiona West, an IMML graduate. “Emotions have been running very high today – we’ve all looked forward to it for ages.”

Amie Still, Alex Sparasci & Sally Steel (left to right) all studied Italian with Politics. “It was an emotional service, especially during the prayer at the beginning,” said Amie. “We’re buzzing from it now though – it’s such a big occasion and the Abbey looks really beautiful. Graduating like this is the icing on the cake really.”

“It’s a good thing the weather’s held, it makes the day more relaxing, ” said Merghani Salih Osman (right, with Kai Jiao, both Politics with Economics graduates). “The service was great and the oration was really interesting – I learnt loads about cancer from the honorary graduate.”

Sladjana Milosevic-Greye graduated with a degree in Politics with Russian. She said: “I liked that the service was very formal and traditional – it felt right for an academic ceremony, and for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Now I have to leave and face the world, but hopefully I’ll be able to afford to do an MA soon.”

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