Students to Celebrate Achievements at Degree Congregations
More than 3,000 students will celebrate success at the University of Leicester when they are awarded their degrees on July 10, 11 and 12. Friends and families from around the world will be present for the ceremonies.
2,000 undergraduate students will receive their Bachelor’s degrees while
higher degrees will also be conferred on approximately 1,200 postgraduate
degrees will be conferred at six ceremonies, marking the University’s 80th
Anniversary, by the Chancellor of the University, Sir Michael Atiyah, and the
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Burgess.
Burgess said: “I would like to congratulate all of the University’s new
graduates. The excellent results reflect both the ability of our students, and
the quality of the University’s teaching and research.
The University’s teaching has been consistently rated excellent by the
Quality Assurance Agency in its rigorous subject-based quality assessments.
The University of Leicester is ranked in the top 20 institutions in
league tables compiled by the Financial Times and the Sunday Times.
skills, attributes and abilities of these graduates will enable them to make a
decisive impact on their chosen careers in the knowledge-based economy. We wish
them every success and, in the age of lifelong learning, we are sure that many
of our graduates will wish to return to Leicester to update their professional
skills and knowledge.”
The degree ceremonies take place at 11am and 3pm from July 10-12 at De Montfort
OF LEICESTER FACTFILE
as a University College in 1921. Royal Charter, giving own degree-awarding
powers, granted in 1957
is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2001-2
than 18,500 students
140 undergraduate degree courses and more than 100 postgraduate degree
provider of taught postgraduate courses in the UK (Financial Times, 2002)
Europe’s biggest university-based space research groups and co-founded the
National Space Centre which opened 30 June 2001.Pioneering discovery of DNA
94% of first time
graduates entered employment or pursued training/research/interests
96% of postgraduates
entered employment or pursued training/research/interests
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