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Smiles and celebration on day two of UWL graduations

Two students enjoying graduation day

There has been joy and celebration on day two of the University of West London’s winter graduations at our Ealing campus.

Ceremonies marked the end of years of hard work for former students of the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, the School of Computing and Engineering and the School of Human and Social Sciences.

Graduands enjoyed a very special occasion at which the Chancellor of UWL, Laurence Geller CBE, praised them for their commitment and hard work in achieving their degrees. He reminded them of how well equipped they are now to navigate an ever-changing world, urging them to work hard and reap all the undoubted benefits that their education will deliver.

Three students who have graduated posing for a picture.

Also present were three honorary awardees, whom UWL has recognised for their achievements in their chosen fields. Community champion Mike Smith-Clare, renowned forensic investigator Dr Karl Harrison and Patricia Jefferies, who has dedicated her life to caring for terminally ill patients, all collected honorary degrees.

Mike Smith-Clare MBE, Patricia Jefferies, Dr Karl Harrison

The winter graduation ceremonies are the highlight of an outstanding year for UWL, which has seen spectacular performances in league tables for the higher education sector. In the past year the university has leapt 28 places to No. 56 in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, making UWL the top modern university in London and 8th modern university in the UK.* Elsewhere, UWL has risen 38 places to No.58 in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and climbed 27 places to No. 79 in The Complete University Guide 2018. 

*A modern university is a university created in, or after, 1992. 

Find out more about Friday's graduation ceremony