Students from LSBU’s School of The Built Environment and Architecture and School of Applied Sciences celebrate graduation
06 October 2015
a ceremony held on 5 October at the Royal Festival Hall, graduates
of LSBU’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses – watched by proud friends and
family – were greeted on stage by the University’s Chancellor Richard Farleigh
and Vice Chancellor Professor David Phoenix to ringing applause.
Professor Charles Egbu, Dean of the School
of The Built Environment and Architecture, said: “The education and training these
graduates have received will stand them in good stead as they embark on the
next stage of their career.
"They join extraordinary alumni who
have entered the world of construction, engineering and architecture with a
sense of purpose in pursuit of careers, professions and education.”
Professor Raymond Lee, Dean of the School
of Applied Sciences, added: “Some of these students may go on to be
entrepreneurs developing highly successful innovative business. Some may become
leading research scientists - making a real difference to the world and our
body of knowledge.
“Whatever path they choose, I hope their
passion, curiosity and enthusiasm for science will not diminish after leaving
the School, and will continue to be a major focus and joy in their lives.”
LSBU also conferred the title of Honorary
Doctor of the University to Tommy Geddes MBE for his significant contribution
to higher education in this country.
His CV includes stints at the
University of Essex, the UK Council for Overseas Student Affairs and LSBU,
where he spent four years as Dean of Quality Initiatives and Executive
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor before joining the University of Winchester in
1993 where he rose to become Deputy Vice Chancellor before retiring in January