Thousands of London Met students graduate at The Barbican

Students celebrate with family, friends and lecturers as they officially complete their studies at London Met.

Date: 27 July 2015

Thousands of London Met students are celebrating at the Barbican Centre today as the Summer 2015 Award Ceremonies get underway.

Nearly 2,000 graduates are attending the Ceremonies, held on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 July.

The graduates’ friends and family have been invited to attend alongside the teachers and staff who have supported them throughout their studies.

Held in the iconic Barbican Centre, one of Europe’s largest arts centres in the heart of the City of London, the ceremonies are a moment that graduates remember for the rest of their lives.

Undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees will be awarded across all four of the University’s faculties.

Leading the Ceremonies is Professor John Raftery, the University’s Vice Chancellor, who is marking the end of his first academic year in the role and his first summer Awards Ceremony.

“I would like to congratulate all of our students graduating this week and extend a warm welcome to their families and friends,” commented Professor Raftery.

“These ceremonies are an opportunity to celebrate our students’ achievements and mark an important milestone as they make the transition to the next stage of their lives and careers.”

This year’s graduates leave London Met as the University jumps nine places in the Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey. The score is the highest in London Met's history and highlights how the University provides students with the skills they need to excel in their chosen careers.

“London Metropolitan University exists to transform lives. We take pride in helping students reach their goals and succeed in their future careers,” added Professor Raftery.

Congratulations to all our graduands!