GCU celebrates success of graduates

26 November 2013

GCU celebrates success of graduates

More than 1000 students graduated this week

Glasgow Caledonian University students have spoken about their pride, excitement and delight as they gathered at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and Clyde Auditorium for the winter graduation ceremonies.

More than 1000 students from the University’s three academic schools – Engineering and Built Environment, the Glasgow School for Business and Society and Health and Life Sciences – joined honorary graduates to celebrate in the three ceremonies held over Monday, 25 November and Tuesday 26, November.

Daniel Miller, from Uddingston, who graduated with a BA in Business and Management, said: "I really enjoyed my four-year course and liked economics and the marketing aspect of it especially. I'm working at British Gas now and I'm going to see how far I can take it there.”

Dia Adhikari, who graduated with a PhD in High Voltage Electrical Engineering, added: “I chose GCU as it is only one of seven universities in the whole of the UK to offer the subject.  I am currently researching and lecturing at Cardiff University. I want to teach and eventually lecture in the subject. As a woman, it would be good to get more women into engineering and I hope to contribute towards this."

Lyle Ferguson, from Gourock, who graduated in Human Biology with Psychology and Sociology, said: "After 4 years, I feel proud and excited today. I'm looking at perhaps going into teaching but for now I will enjoy the day."

Rebecca Graham, who graduated with a BA Hons in Nursing, said: "I'm excited that I have completed university. With nursing, I am able to take what I've learnt with me and my hope is that I will travel to Australia once I have a bit more experience.”

  • Tickets for the November graduation ball are on sale now. The ball takes place on 30 November, from 7pm until 1am, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow. Find out more.