Newcastle University’s London campus held its first ever graduation ceremony last week, as International Business Management students were awarded their master degrees.
It was a landmark day for the extended campus as Newcastle University continues to expand its programmes, opportunities and outlook across, not just England, but the rest of the world.
The ceremony was conducted in the same traditional manner that ceremonies at the home campus of Newcastle, would be carried out. The Bedel led the academic procession with the Universities ceremonial mace, while the Northumbrian bagpipes supported the parade.
The deputy Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Tony Stevenson, supervised the ceremony while the Chief Executive Officer of Newcastle University London, Professor Amanda Broderick, was bestowed the honour of awarding the inaugural graduates, their degree certificates.
Expressing her appreciation for the new graduates, Professor Broderick said:
“As the inaugural class of 2016, our graduates will always have an extra special place in the history of the London Campus and an inspirational role as our London Ambassadors in the Newcastle University global alumni network.”
“As a close-knit learning community, Newcastle University London are particularly delighted to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our new graduates and collectively share their excitement for the future.”
There was a guest appearance at the event from John Viney, Chief Operating Officer of AES International and Chair of the Advisory Board at Newcastle University London.
Mr Viney gave special recognition to graduate Constantina Skoutari, the winner of the AES International Top Performing Student Award, following the success of her dissertation:
‘The roles and competencies of the key account manager in the context of Cyprus.’
The event also presented further graduates with the Academic Excellence Award. The awards were presented to Georgina Riches, who wrote a dissertation on ‘Understanding E-Recruitment Practices: Candidate Strategies for Success, and Gelske Huyer, who investigated how managers of SME companies, with no prior experience, are navigating through the process of Cloud Migration.
Newcastle University London offers predominantly Business and Marketing courses for prospective students and offers students the opportunity to study in the heart of London’s financial centre.
The campus is just a part of the University’s global network which is continually expanding – connecting with other affiliating campuses in Malaysia and Singapore.
The University’s extended campus also provides a post for its triple-accredited Business School and delivers further opportunities for students to be involved on the University’s Professional and Executive Development programmes.
The campus was formed as part of a joint-project with the INTO University Partnerships Limited. The venture has provided Newcastle University London with an education partner that has enabled the campus to implement the University’s ‘state-of-the-art teaching, research and support facilities’ in the capital.