International students celebrate with graduation ceremonies

The University of Wolverhampton has celebrated with students from across the world at a number of International Graduation Ceremonies.

1,241 students from the United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Oman, China, France, Greece, Russia and Ireland graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Masters’ Degrees in a variety of courses including Business Management, Video & Film Production, Animation, Engineering and Quantity Surveying.

The University performs a vital role in the delivery of high quality education and training to the UK and wider global community, having strong links with a large number of overseas Universities and working with a network of transnational partners including City University Hong Kong, the British College of Applied Studies in Sri Lanka, Hubei Engineering University in China and the College of Professional Journalism in Greece amongst others.

The University has over 19 partners based in 14 countries offering a variety of courses across four faculties. 

Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The University has a real presence around the world and we actively support our partners to deliver quality, accredited courses across the breadth of our faculties – everything from the arts through to science, engineering and social sciences.

“Our aim is not to simply be a university within a region, but a university of and for the regions which are our homes - an economic and social anchor within the communities we serve which we feel we can best deliver.”

Paul Hampton, Head of Built Environment in the Faculty of Science & Engineering, who attended the recent graduation in Hong Kong, said: "I am delighted as we move into the 16th year of our partnership with City University SCOPE in Hong Kong to congratulate all 2016 graduates.

“In particular, as we see a rise in student numbers achieving First Class honours degrees I’d like to thank them for all their hard work and wish them well for the future.”

     

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Date Issued: 15th February 2017

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