Celebrating Student Success

Nearly 800 students will celebrate completing their studies with friends and family during three days of graduation ceremonies at Birkbeck.

Birkbeck’s graduation ceremonies are taking place at the iconic Senate House in the heart of Bloomsbury this week. Almost 800 students will be joined by 1700 of their family and friends to celebrate their achievements over three days of ceremonies, taking place from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 November.

Graduating students will be awarded their degrees by Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck, who, together with Joan Bakewell, President of Birkbeck, offers his warm congratulations on the successful completion of their studies, saying: “It is a pleasure to be able to personally congratulate all the students who are graduating this November. Many of you will have completed your studies alongside work, family life or other commitments, so this marks a considerable achievement and commitment to your continuing education. I hope the qualification you receive this week will prove useful in your future lives and that you continue to keep in touch with the College as you progress to new roles and challenges.”

This year’s cohort of graduates includes students from 39 different countries, including Canada, Kenya and South Korea, demonstrating the diversity of the College community.

In order for graduates to be able to share their success with loved ones who couldn't join them on the day, this year, graduation ceremonies will also be live streamed and will be accessible for free in real time from a few minutes before each ceremony.

Alongside graduating students, six new fellows will be formally recognised for their contributions to the College – Kemi Badenoch, MP for the Saffron Walden constituency in Essex; Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy; Peter Goodrich, founding Dean of Birkbeck’s School of Law; James Middleton, Director of Ede & Ravenscroft; Sir Michael Wilshaw, former chief inspector of schools in England; and Professor the Baroness Wolf of Dulwich CBE, the Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London and cross-bench peer. Their Fellowships are given in recognition of their support and involvement with Birkbeck.

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