Thousands of LJMU graduates celebrated at March ceremonies

More than 2,400 students officially graduated this week across eight stunning ceremonies at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, the first graduations of LJMU’s Bicentenary year.

Students from our five faculties and 19 schools crossed the stage to cheering and applause as their friends and families filled the seats of the cathedral across three days of celebrations. 

Speaking to the Class of 2023 graduates, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Power said: “This is genuinely one of life’s big moments and being in the presence of your friends and families who are here to celebrate with you makes this such a special occasion.”

Acknowledging this year's 200th anniversary of the university, he added: “As graduates, you are now part of that continuing story. You are following in the footsteps of those generations that have gone before you – and most importantly as a graduate, you are part of a connected community of historical purpose.” 

Graduation stories

Healthcare professionals from across Merseyside took time out of their busy day to be the first ever to graduate in a unique new programme, to earn the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship.

Kezia Dixon attended her graduation, with her dad and grandma, as she received her Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), making her the third generation of her family to graduate from the university.

The Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, became the first Alumni Ambassador Fellow as part of our Bicentenary year celebrations. Alumni Ambassador Fellows are former students who embody LJMU’s values of being student-focussed, inclusive, engaged with the community and courageous.

July 2023 graduation

Our next set of ceremonies will take place from Monday 10 July to Friday 14 July 2023 and more than 5,500 students are set to attend.

Eligible graduands should have already received their invitation to a ceremony in July and the ceremony schedule can be viewed on the graduation section of the LJMU website.

LJMU staff who would like to play a role in July graduation, to support and celebrate this year’s graduates, can register from Monday 3 April.

Where can I find more graduation photos?

More photos and videos from the ceremonies will be shared on LJMU Connect, our alumni network.

It’s not just for graduates, members of staff can also sign-up to connect and network with the wider LJMU family.


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