Students from LSBU’s School of The Built Environment and Architecture and School of Applied Sciences celebrate graduationStudents from LSBU’s School of The Built Environment and Architecture and School of Applied Sciences donned cap and gown to receive their degree awards
In 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 2013.