Hundreds celebrate as Glyndŵr University graduation ceremonies start
October 28 2015
The first 2015 graduates from Glyndŵr University were urged to grasp their futures positively and achieve their life ambitions as they collected their awards.
Professor Graham Upton, Vice-Chancellor of the Wrexham institution, told hundreds of students in the William Aston Hall that in times of global uncertainty their high-level skills were needed more than ever before.
Professor Upton presented students from health and social science subjects with their awards at the first of the university’s ceremonies this year, followed by undergraduate business on Wednesday afternoon.
He said: “I hope that you take the excitement and pride which you have with being Glyndŵr University graduates today with you for the rest of your lives.
“Your success today is down to everyone who has helped you to get here and it’s important that we recognise their support, from family and friends to lecturers, support staff and library staff at the university.
“The university is celebrating its seventh year this year and we’re looking forward to continuing the proud heritage which we have as an educational institution here in north east Wales.
“For a university vice-chancellor, it’s hearing about the achievements of our graduates which often outweigh anything else and I’ve enjoyed immensely reading about some of this cohort’s stories.
“Your achievements are crucial to us all, and they’re all the more important because we are living through complex times with a greater uncertainty over the future. How we cope with that is key to success.
"Education in these times is more important than ever, too, and people with qualifications such as yours have an important role to play in guiding others.
“I hope that everyone graduating today will recognise the journey you’ve been on and how these celebrations mark the completion of that journey as you move away from the university to become active and lively members of society.
“I hope that during your time with us you’ve developed into a more confident person and that you leave with great affection and fond memories of your time here. Most of all I wish you good luck, good health and happiness.”
Degrees and awards are being handed out to students across six ceremonies at Glyndŵr University this week.
Education, postgraduate business and computing receive awards on Thursday October 29 followed by applied science, engineering, media, arts, design, psychology and sports science on Friday October 30.