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Abertay University graduation to celebrate student successes

Abertay UniversityThe University of Abertay Dundee will (Thursday 5 July) celebrate the successful graduation of over 850 students at the summer Graduation Ceremonies.

Joining the students and thousands of family members for the day of celebration will be an internationally renowned line-up of Honorary Graduates, including footballer Pat Nevin, autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, sports scientist Professor Carlton Cooke, and leading businesswoman Lesley Knox.

Some 856 students will graduate, with around 2,500 family and friends attending the Caird Hall celebrations. The day features the traditional academic procession across City Square, the formal ‘capping’ on behalf of Abertay’s Chancellor, Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, and the rousing playing of the Abertay University Pipe Band.

Abertay University’s Acting Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nicholas Terry said ahead of the ceremonies: “The Graduation Ceremonies are always a memorable event for our students, their families and the university’s staff.

“It is wonderful to all be able to celebrate the achievements of our students together, to meet and congratulate graduates and their families, and to hear of the jobs they’ve secured and their ambitious plans for the future.”

He added: “Abertay University prides itself on an unashamedly practical, vocational approach to higher education.

“From our internationally acclaimed computer games degrees to real-life work experience in our business degrees, and research excellence in areas including environmental and forensic sciences, psychology and cyber-security, we are preparing graduates with the skills they need to succeed.

“Many of today’s graduates are taking their first step into the jobs market this summer, looking for rewarding and secure employment. What all of our academic and support staff strive to do every year is make this transition as easy as possible.

“We wish each and every graduate the very best for the future. We have every confidence they will go on to great things – and we look forward to hearing of their many successes in the years to come.”

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