Graduation 2021


31st Aug 2021




We were saddened that we had to postpone another graduation ceremony due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Graduation is an event our graduates deserve after their long years of study and one our staff look forward to all year. 

In 2022 we were finally able to host our in-person graduation, but before we knew if this would be possible, we wanted to put together an event to celebrate the achievements of our graduates a little closer to them finishing their studies; We held our second virtual graduation celebration. 


The virtual graduation celebration

The celebration was hosted by David Dixon, Academic Director, and featured pre-recorded videos from staff all over the University, including University Chancellor John Bercow.


Earlier in the week, we invited each graduate to a casual chat session with the rest of their academic department. Here is a short video of congratulations from staff across the University, wishing our grads the best for the future:

Our 2021 awards

All of our graduates work extremely hard, and each year we recognise the highest performing graduates with our Top Graduate awards. This year, the awards go to:

  • Top Undergraduate Business Graduate 2021 – Stefanie Jaeger
  • Top Postgraduate Business Graduate 2021 – Cleaven Portelli
  • Top Undergraduate Law Graduate 2021 – Gian Luigi Di Franco
  • Top Postgraduate Law Graduate 2021 – Howard Watson
  • Top Undergraduate Criminology Graduate 2021 – Jenny Wong Le
  • Top Postgraduate Criminology Graduate 2021 – Anke Coorens
  • Top Postgraduate Health Graduate 2021 – Nasim Farach Kiry
  • Top Postgraduate Education Graduate 2021 – Sergio Romo Patiño

Congratulations to all of our award winners. Here is a short video from them and our Deputy Academic Director, Janey Henderson.


Our Alan Jenkins Memorial Award winner

Every year, we present the Alan Jenkins Memorial Award to the student that we feel has the most inspirational study experience story. In 2021, the winner of this award is Gian Luigi Di Franco. Here is a video from our Managing Director, Nicola Pittman, and our winner Gian Luigi:

You may think Gian Luigi is a little familiar – that is because, impressively, he was also our Top Undergraduate Law Graduate 2021. A huge congratulations to Gian Luigi as the first ever recipient of two of our awards at the same graduation.


Congratulations to our graduates!

Finally, our graduates around the world came together to celebrate their achievement with a virtual hat toss!

Since publishing this blog in 2021, we have updated it to include our in-person celebration held in 2022, where our 2020 and 2021 graduates were able to graduate on campus.

Spring Graduation

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:

Want to join us at a future graduation? Get a prospectus to find your course and start the journey towards graduation day!