Special event to welcome students

The School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) held a Matriculation ceremony for its new first year students on Wednesday, October 21 2009.

Matriculation is a new official ceremony held within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. The ceremony emphasised the key attributes of the Wolverhampton graduate, which are that they will be digitally literate, global citizens and knowledgeable and enterprising as a result of their studies.

Dean of School Professor Paul Olomolaiye said: “We are excited to be welcoming more than 500 students from more than 20 countries to the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. They have chosen to study at Wolverhampton because of our reputation for producing professionally competent and industry-focussed graduates. We are confident that our passion for teaching and our world-class learning resources in the friendly city of Wolverhampton will help establish their future careers in the Engineering and Construction industries.”

At the event, students agreed to adhere to the Student Charter and wore traditional cap and gown, without the colours which they wear at graduation. Courses offered by SEBE include architecture and product design, construction and infrastructure, and engineering, manufacturing and systems.

The ceremony was chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor Jane Nelson, with speeches from the Dean of School Professor Paul Olomolaiye and heads of department Mr Kevin Garner (Architecture and Product Design), Professor David Proverbs (Construction and Infrastructure) and Professor Diane Mynors (Engineering and Technology).

Further information

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