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AWARDING OF THE DEGREE

The University of Wales, UK hosts an annual Graduation Celebration in to mark the achievements of students graduating with validated awards. In 2009, more than a 1,500 guests from seventeen different countries – from as far away as China and Japan to as close as England and Scotland – congregated at Hall in Cardiff.

Since its inception in 1998, this colourful event has continued to grow in size as graduates and their family and friends from all over the globe gather in to celebrate together.

As part of this event, Ede and Ravenscroft - the University’s official robe makers - are on hand to ensure all graduates are attired in the appropriate academic dress for their formal presentation. Officers from the University of Wales, UK also take part to offer their congratulations during the formal proceedings.

During the 2009 celebration, the University of Wales, UK was delighted to be awarding honorary degrees to Stefano Pessina, the Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots and to Rebecca Evans, the Welsh Opera Singer.

In 2009, for the first time, the event was live-streamed via the University’s website, enabling those family members unable to participate in the celebrations to watch their relatives graduate.

The tickets for this event are free and all graduates of validated programmes are invited to join in this annual Celebration.