Wolverhampton and Colombo celebrate together.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Dr Anthea Gregory with M M Abdul Rahman Chairman of The British College of Applied Studies (BCAS) in Sri Lanka Students have celebrated their University of Wolverhampton graduation in ceremonies taking place in Sri Lanka.

The British College of Applied Studies in Sri Lanka hosted and celebrated the graduation ceremonies for final year Bachelor’s and Master’s students of the University of Wolverhampton in a grand ceremony.

The ceremony took place on Wednesday, 9 September at BCAS campus in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The two universities have been in partnership since 2005.

More than 200 students were awarded Bachelor’s and Master’s awards at the ceremony, which was an increase from the previous year.

Senior staff in attendance to the ceremony included the University of Wolverhampton’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Anthea Gregory, Director International of the University of Wolverhampton’s International Centre, Jo Gittens, Head of Transnational Education for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Brendon Riordan and Mr M.M. Abdul Rahman, the Chairman of BCAS.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Dr Anthea Gregory with M M Abdul Rahman Chairman BCAS during the graduation ceremony in Sri Lanka Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Dr Anthea Gregory, said: “It was a wonderful occasion and we wish all of our graduates the very best for their futures and hope that they continue to aim high and go on to achieve great things. 

“The University’s partnership with BCAS was established in 2006; next year, we celebrate 10 successful years working together to offer significant opportunities in construction, business and law to our students in Sri Lanka.”

Director of the University of Wolverhampton’s International Centre, Jo Gittens, said: “The partnership with BCAS has enabled us to witness a year-on-year increase in the number of new and total enrolments, demonstrating that BCAS is fulfilling its role of delivering coveted courses to students. 

The graduation ceremony of BCAS Students in Sri Lanka September 2015

“I could not be more delighted with the achievements of the students at BCAS and was so happy to share in their successes at the graduation ceremony in Colombo.” ‌

The University has had educational links in Sri Lanka for approaching 10 years and the delivery of the programmes are part of Wolverhampton’s transnational education partnerships scheme. 

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