Winter Graduation 2012
After the quiet of early January, campus was once again buzzing last week as students participating in Winter Graduation arrived to receive their well earned prizes, revisiting old haunts and collecting hats and gowns and photographs a plenty along the way. With families and friends in tow it was great to see so many familiar and happy faces back again.
For WMG it was a day of two halves, starting with a reception and lunch over in Arden conference centre for those graduating with MSc's from our part-time Professional and Executive Programmes and those with PhD and EngD Research Degrees. After a substantial 3 course meal and time to chat with tutors and staff, the Graduands made their way over to Butterworth Hall for the ceremony we're sure they had long been waiting for, before going on their way into their new futures.
For us, it was then over to Rootes Social Building, where the Panorama Suite had been beautifully transformed by the hospitality staff and our Admissions Team for an evening reception for our full-time MSc students. With around 600 guests from all over the world, there was a fantastic atmosphere with reunions going on all around us.
One thing that was great to hear was the feedback from the new Graduates on their time at WMG. We were able to capture a number of video profiles and testimonials at both the lunchtime and evening receptions at which we heard again and again how much they had benefited from their time at WMG and the memories they would take away with them. Two of our full-time MSc students have even gone on to set up their own business together.
Judging by the number of people around the alumni registration table it won't be the last we see of the class of 2011!