Students Celebrate Achievements at Degree Congregations
Approximately 3,000 students celebrated success at the University of Leicester when they
their degrees on July 9, 10 and 11. Friends and families from around the world
were present for the ceremonies.
A total of 2,000 undergraduate students received their
Bachelor’s degrees while higher degrees were also conferred on
approximately 1,000 postgraduate students.
The degrees were conferred at six ceremonies, by the
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Burgess.
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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
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 the University to update their
professional skills and knowledge by taking a higher degree offered on campus or
by distance learning”.
The degree ceremonies
took place at 11am and 3pm on July 9, 10 and 11 at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.
OF LEICESTER FACTFILE
as a University College in 1921. Royal Charter, giving own degree-awarding
powers, granted in 1957
140 undergraduate degree courses and more than 100 postgraduate degree programmes
provider of taught postgraduate courses in the UK (Financial Times, 2003)
Europe’s biggest university-based space research groups and co-founded the £52m
National Space Centre.
discovery of DNA genetic fingerprinting. University won Queen’s Anniversary
Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002 for achievements in Genetics.
of first time graduates entered employment or pursued
of postgraduates entered employment or pursued training/research/interests
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