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Sunshine for graduating Chemistry students at the University of Southampton

Published: 14 August 2014

Family and friends toasted successful Chemistry students at summer graduation 2014. The sun shone as they celebrated in caps and gowns after the formal ceremonies in the Nuffield Theatre.

Graduation 2014

Professor Phil Gale, Head of Chemistry says: “It’s great to see all our successful graduates receiving their degrees after many years hard work, then leave to make their way in the world.”

Professor Andrea Russell, Director of Programmes says “The vast majority of our students have already decided on their career choice, many will be starting their jobs in the next few weeks, others will be staying with us to take a postgraduate degree.”



Graduation 2014

Harriet Clarke, who has graduated with an MChem degree, combined study at Southampton with a six month placement in Western Australia and will stay on for a PhD. She completed her dissertation at Curtin University in Perth. “It’s a wonderful scheme with so many places to choose from, I really recommend it. I studied in the PhD lab with a leading chemist and managed some travelling as well.”

Chemistry alumnus Professor Dominic Tildesley returned to Southampton to receive an honorary degree. He now runs a European thinktank in Switzerland that simulates and models molecules and atoms. “Even as a 17 year old I was struck by what a friendly and pleasant place it was with a commitment to excellence. I had a wonderful education here.”

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