Graduands from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies came together to celebrate their graduation at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on the afternoon of Monday 23 November.
Onye Erim who graduated with a Masters of Science (MSc) in Telecommunications Engineering spoke of her experiences, from the skills she gained through to her position in the Liverpool Student Union as a course representative. She starts her MPhil/ PhD at LJMU next month.
"As an international student, LJMU offered a place to enhance my skills in a warm, friendly and non-discriminatory environment with great student support and facilities that are geared towards making studying at LJMU a dream come true."
Michelle Bentley graduates with a First Class BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice after returning to academia as a mature student following a career in the police. She commented on her time on the course:
"I have gained research skills, and improved my writing and analytical skills. I have also expanded upon my prior knowledge of the criminal justice system as well as gaining knowledge of the working of individual criminal justice agencies. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate studies at LJMU and the knowledge and skills I have gained has given me the confidence to go on and do a postgraduate degree."
Dr Ivan Subotic came from Serbia to complete his PhD at LJMU after studying at the University of Belgrade. He worked on the EPSRC project "Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration - VESI", during his PhD, addressing novel technology and developing a number of very original, and useful research work for the future of electric vehicles. His research solutions are characterised with a high level of innovation and they all enable saving on space, cost and weight in the electric vehicles.
“Liverpool is a beautiful city and it was amazing to experience living here. I received outstanding mentorship during my course which helped to direct my research and knowledge. I am now looking into a career in academia in this country.”
The first cohort of MSc Digital Marketing students graduated with a 100% employability rate. The postgraduate course has also recently been accredited by the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM).
Cathryn Appleton who is now working for Home Bargains in the digital creative department, says that she got the job through the practical experience and connections the MSc offered.
“The MSc in Digital Marketing sets you up perfectly for employment through the knowledge, modules, skills and placements. I would recommend anyone looking into a career in this area to sign up to this postgraduate programme. LJMU is great and that’s why I chose to stay on after my undergraduate degree and complete a couse at this level. I’m so glad that I did.”
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Take a look at the daily diary footage of the celebrations on the LJMU YouTube channel