2022 saw the light at the end of the tunnel for our graduates. After all their hard work, our graduates finally got their chance to stand up and graduate in front of their loved ones.
In 2022 we were finally able to host our in-person graduation for our 2020 and 2021 graduates, as well as our Summer graduation for our 2022 graduates. For those who couldn’t make it to the Colchester campus, we also continued our new tradition of our Online Graduation Celebration.
On a sunny day in May 2022, our 2020 and 2021 graduates were finally able to join us on campus to celebrate their fantastic achievements. After waiting patiently for their big day, our graduates had a well-deserved celebration, with a moving ceremony, and a busy and exciting reception. Many drinks were poured, and canapes shared throughout the afternoon, as our students mingled with their course mates for the first time. It was touching to see our students enjoying themselves after working diligently throughout the pandemic. Some of our students even stopped to tell us about their experience:
Our 2022 graduates made sure to let their celebrations be heard all the way across campus with an exhilarating and inspiring ceremony. We were moved to see their friends and family cheering and hollering while each name was called by our Academic Director David Dixon, who presented the graduates to the Pro-Chancellor.
Our reception was held in the beautiful marquee at the top of the hill, where graduated flocked to. Many happy memories were made, and we were delighted to witness our graduates getting their pictures taken, popping bubbly and celebrating with friends, family and staff once again. With 240 online graduates attending from over 60 countries worldwide, the event was not one we will forget any time soon.
The ceremony also included the announcement of our 2022 award winners. Congratulations to:
Top Undergraduate Business Graduate 2022: Elinor Barnes
Top Undergraduate Criminology Graduate 2022: Elizabeth Angel
Top Undergraduate Law Graduate 2022: Mohammed Abdulai
Top Postgraduate Business Graduate 2022: Holly Hiranandani
Top Postgraduate Criminology Graduate 2022: Joanne Roberts
Top Postgraduate Law Graduate 2022: Wolfgang Göbler
Top Postgraduate Health Graduate 2022: Daniel Mitterstoeger
Top Postgraduate Education Graduate 2022: Wan Quan Lin
We held another Online Graduation Celebration, as an opportunity to celebrate with your students around the world who were unable to join us on the day. The celebration was hosted by David Dixon, Academic Director, and featured pre-recorded videos from staff all over the University.
Alan Jenkins Memorial Award winner
Every year, we present the Alan Jenkins Memorial Award to the student we feel has the most inspirational study experience story. In 2022, the winner of this award was Caroline Groarke. Here is a video from our Managing Director, Nicola Pittman, and our winner Caroline:
Congratulations to our graduates!
Thanks to everyone who helped make both our spring and summer graduation celebrations a success. We look forward to welcoming all our 2022 graduates at our campus graduation next year.
Want to join us at a future graduation? Get a prospectus to find your course and start the journey towards graduation day!