Onwards and upwards for London Met graduates

More than 8,000 London Met students graduated in December at a series of awards ceremonies held at the Barbican Centre.

More than 8,000 London Met students graduated in December at a series of awards ceremonies held at the Barbican Centre. They have now left their university days behind to take on new and exciting challenges. 

We are proud of and congratulate every one of our graduates for their achievements and wish them all the best for the future.

London Met prides itself on helping people transform their lives through an affordable quality education, and there were some truly inspirational stories from this year’s graduation ceremonies. 

Studying a Master’s degree is challenging at the best of times, but doing so with a disability requires true dedication - something MA Photography graduate Ian Farrant has in abundance.

Ian, who graduated with a Distinction, suffered serious injuries in a diving accident when he was 16, and was diagnosed with tetraplegi. Yet with courage, determination and positivity, he has continued to live life to the full and has become a talented and respected photographer.

Ian’s work was recently featured in The Telegraph

BEd Early Years Teaching graduate Jenny Meer worked in a supermarket for six years, never dreaming that one day she’d be graduating from university. Jenny, the only person in her extended family to go to university, is now a teacher at her local primary school.

“The thing that gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing that I am in a job that I love and seeing the smiles on all of the children's faces in my class”, she said.  

Another graduate, Aboyowa ‘Abby’ Godwin, managed to complete a BA (Hons) in Financial Services alongside pregnancy and bringing up her son David. It wasn't always easy for Abby, but her efforts have led to a job with global bank Goldman Sachs International. 

And one graduate has proved that you’re never too old to go to University. Sixty-five year old Deidre Skinner has graduated with a Second Class Honours LLB (Bachelor of Laws), which she completed over four and a half years, whilst working full-time. 

All of our graduates have achieved something they can be truly proud of, and we hope they go on to find similar success in their chosen fields.