University of Brighton Celebrates Graduates in Online Ceremony
Happy Days for Wittenborg MSc and Double Degree Graduates as They Pick Up Degrees from UK Partner
Wittenborg's double degree master's and bachelor's students graduated from the University of Brighton in the UK last week as part of a partnership between the two institutions. It follows Wittenborg's own 2021 Winter Graduation Ceremony, which took place on 5 February.
Nineteen Master of Science degree students from Wittenborg attended Brighton's virtual graduation ceremony last Wednesday. They are from Spain, Turkey, the Netherlands, Austria, Vietnam, Russia, Iran, Nigeria, Germany and Luxemburg. The degrees bestowed on them were MSc in Sport Business Management, MSc in International Event Management and MSc in International Hospitality Management.
On the preceding Monday, there was an online ceremony for bachelor's students who graduated with double degrees from Brighton and Wittenborg. They are from Denmark, India, Iran, China, the Netherlands and Thailand.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Brighton, Professor Debra Humphris, said it is her sincere hope that somewhere in the future, when it is safe to do so, the university will welcome the graduates back to the university as important members of its alumni community. "Our graduation ceremonies are always the highpoint of the academic year. This year is no different. Indeed, I would suggest the extraordinary times we are living in give us even more reason to celebrate your incredible achievements. And today the technology allows us to still come together from across the UK and indeed from across the globe.
"Graduates, you know how hard you all had to work to get here today and you know how hard we challenged you. Today marks the culmination of those efforts. Over the course of this week we will celebrate graduates from the age of 19 to 76 from 112 countries. The university is deeply proud of the diversity of nationalities that make up our institution and long may it do so."
Humphris paid tribute to the family and friends of graduates who supported them as well as those who graduates who have lost love ones during the course of the year. "Today marks a milestone for all of you and I would like you to reflect on the fact that none of us ever really stop learning. Today marks a beginning, not an end and we all look at you to change the shape of the future. And you will do so as part of an alumni network that will provide you with a link to your fellow graduates and 167,000 fellow alumni worldwide."
by James Wittenborg