Surrey celebrates graduation 2016
In July 2016, more than 2,000 students graduated from the University of Surrey. Learn more about our honorary graduates and see photos and social media coverage of the events.
A total of twelve graduation ceremonies took place over four days in July in the grounds of Guildford Cathedral, each followed by a celebratory garden party reception for graduates, their family and friends.
A bespoke marquee in the iconic spot, with the Cathedral providing a stunning backdrop, saw undergraduate and postgraduate students graduating in a location at the heart of the University of Surrey.
This year, three honorary graduates also received awards: Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, Dr John Forrest CBE and Professor John Pickett CBE.
Professor G Q Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, said: “Graduation is a significant milestone in a person’s life marking the culmination of years of study and hard work.
Here at Surrey, we recognise that coming to university is more than just academic learning and a passport to a rewarding career. The university experience is also a preparation for life, empowering students with critical and independent thinking skills, the ability to work collaboratively with people and to see the world differently.
Professor G Q Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey
"The University of Surrey sits firmly as one of the top higher education institutions in the UK and enjoys an excellent reputation for its teaching, research and innovation. As such, a Surrey qualification is very highly regarded both nationally and internationally. We trust it will be a global ticket for our students to embark on a successful career and rewarding life.”