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The School of Geography and Environmental Science graduates celebrate in the sunshine

Published: 9 August 2019
Yasmin Ansell
Yasmin Ansell

Family and friends from all over the world packed summer Graduation ceremonies at the University of Southampton to honour the achievements of geographers and environmental scientists.

They cheered and applauded as the graduates and postgraduates went on stage at the Nuffield Theatre or Turner Sims Concert Hall in front of the academics who had taught them. All received certificates or prizes to recognise years of hard work.

BBC North America editor Jon Sopel and former UK Ambassador Dame Veronica Sutherland presided at the ceremonies.

BSc Environmental Science graduate Yasmin Ansell says: “During my degree I became really interested in waste management. Everyone can do something to recycle, be more responsible with their waste and make the world cleaner. I’m now a consultant, writing waste strategies for companies.”

BSc Physical Geography graduate Alfred Tolley adds: “Looking back, the field trip to the volcano in Tenerife in second year was absolutely brilliant and one of the highlights of my course. I’m now on an internship, enjoying taking what I’ve learned at Southampton into the professional environment.”

For many of the graduates, this was their last opportunity to get together with all their classmates before heading out into the world to embark on their careers.

Dean of Environmental and Life Sciences, Professor Rachel Mills says: “Graduation is one of my favourite events at the University of Southampton. We get to celebrate all the hard work and achievements of our newest graduates with their families and friends and to wish them every success throughout their lives.”

Read more graduation storiesby visiting 2019 Summer Graduation new story.

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