Hundreds of graduates celebrate their achievements at the Barbican Centre
Date: 04 December 2019
More than 800 students gathered at London’s iconic Barbican Centre on Monday 2 December to receive their degree certificates at London Met’s Winter Graduation ceremony.
With two ceremonies running during the day, encompassing all six schools, it was a lively and exciting event for both the students graduating and their friends and families.
In her opening address, Professor Lynn Dobbs, London Met’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “I hope you will hold your heads high, work hard, be grateful to those who helped, and keep doing the right thing. As you go out and transform the world for the better, please know that we are here to support you.”
Two Honorary Doctorates were also celebrated at the awards,
- Professor Dianne Willcocks, who was on the Board of Governors from 2008 to 2018.
- Professor Tanya Byron, a clinical psychologist, writer and media personality.
Graduates were able to enjoy refreshments on the stunning Barbican terrace, despite the winter weather, with their families and loved ones. There was also the chance to buy a keepsake, sign-up for our alumni association and get those all-important selfies.
“London Met feels like home. It has such a nice, warm atmosphere about it, and I miss everyone already,” said Paulyn Bangura, a Law with International Relations LLB graduate. “As soon as I left, a couple of weeks later I felt like I needed to go back! London Met is a wonderful place to study in.”
One of the Honorary Doctorates, Professor Tanya Byron, said: “My advice to all students graduating would be to really hold on to the moment you are having today. This is a moment that should define you and the rest of your life.
“You’ve worked tremendously hard to get here and, now that you are about to enter the wide world of work, remember to always take risks and challenge whatever system you are in.”
Congratulations to all our 2019 Winter graduates!
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