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Health Sciences graduates celebrate at Winter Graduation

Published: 12 December 2019
Graduates throwing hats up

Christmas lights twinkled on campus as Health Sciences students took part in Winter Graduation at the University of Southampton.

The ceremonies marked the conclusion of many months of hard work for the undergraduate and postgraduate students as friends and family in the Turner Sims Concert Hall applauded their success. The graduates were congratulated by senior academics from the University and joined on stage by the lecturers who had taught them throughout their studies.

Many had achieved Bachelor of Nursing qualifications, combining academic work with professional practice, others graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in allied health professions including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry or a postgraduate diploma

Masters of Science and Masters of Research students had succeeded across the spectrum of health sciences, tackling topics as varied as Neonatal Studies; Leadership and Management; Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care and Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation.

Others graduating this winter had accepted the research challenge of pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their specialist area through a PhD or Doctor of Clinical Practice degree.

“This is always a memorable day for our graduates,” explains Associate Dean for Education, Professor Sarah Stevenage.

“Proudly wearing traditional academic gowns, they enjoy receiving their degrees and celebrating their achievements with their loved ones, alongside their fellow students. Following today’s ceremony, many will depart to their home countries around the world and it may be some time before they can meet up again.”

Professor Rachel Mills, Dean of Environmental and Life Sciences adds: “Winter Graduation is a special event in our calendar.  

“We are confident that our newest graduates will be changing the world for the better in everything that they do. We remember their fantastic contributions to our learning community and their huge impact while on placement, when volunteering, and on the day to day life on all of our campuses.

“We thank all of you for your enthusiasm, your energy and ideas and your commitment to your path as you forge forwards as graduates of the University of Southampton.”

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