Published: 18 July 2014

Surrey students celebrate graduation success

Nearly 3,000 students celebrated their graduation from the University of Surrey, in eleven ceremonies held at Guildford Cathedral over four days.

Five honorary graduates also received awards including Professor Dame Sally Davies, Dr Ann Prentice, Geoff Loane, Neil Chapman and Sir William Wells.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Sir Christopher Snowden, gave a welcome speech at each ceremony. HRH The Duke of Kent was the Presiding Officer at two ceremonies on Tuesday July 15.

Dame Penelope Keith, Pro-Chancellor, conferred the Honorary Doctorate on Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England while Professor Tom Quinn read Dame Sally’s citation.

This is an excellent time to be graduating from the University of Surrey, recently ranked sixth in The Guardian League Table for 2015. The University is also 12th in both the new combined league table from The Times/ Sunday Times, which shortlisted Surrey as one of five finalists for the University of the Year 2013, and The Complete University Guide 2015. Read more about Surrey in the league tables.

Surrey’s graduate employability rate has just risen to 97 per cent according to new figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) - this puts the University in first place for graduate employability when compared with chartered universities in England.


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