Students from the Astrophysics Research Institute and the Departments of the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and Maritime and Mechanical Engineering celebrated their success in the morning ceremony.
In the afternoon ceremony, students from the Schools of Law, Natural Sciences and Psychology, Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences and Sport and Exercise Sciences were recognised.
We held an early evening ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students from the Liverpool Business School, the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, Liverpool School of Art and Design and the Liverpool Screen School.
The Tate Liverpool received a Corporate Award in recognition of their 30th anniversary. Director, Helen Legg, accepted the award on its behalf. The Tate Liverpool first opened in 1988 as part of the considerable regeneration of the Albert Dock and a highly visible catalyst for change in the city. It has welcomed 18 million visitors in that time.
Their award was presented by LJMU Honorary Fellow, Paula Ridley CBE DL, who was its original chair. She said that it was “hard to imagine a cultural landscape in Liverpool without the Tate.” She went on to say that “Over the last thirty years it has been more than a tourist destination, it has devised some of the most creative and ambitious schemes to become part of the fabric of the city – it has achieved its aim of belonging to the people and opening our eyes, our hearts and our minds to fantastic art – we are very lucky to call it our own.”
In her acceptance speech, Helen Legg spoke about the importance of art and education and how the Tate’s partnership with LJMU opens up new opportunities for so many people to explore art and science.