Posted on 27 May 2010
Capped and gowned scholars are to descend upon St David’s Hall in Cardiff on the 28 May 2010, marking the end of their studies with a Graduation Celebration organised by the University of Wales. The ceremony will be presided over by the Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales. Each student will be personally greeted by Professor Marc Clement, our Vice-Chancellor, along with other senior officers of the University of Wales.
Attending the ceremony will be 800 graduates and 1700 guests, who will be making the journey to South Wales from a number of countries from Singapore to Sri Lanka to Spain.
The multicultural congregation is testament to the University’s strong international ties. Since its inception in 1998, this vibrant event has continued to grow in size as graduates, their families and friends from across the globe gather in Cardiff in celebration.
Professor Marc Clement said:
“The University of Wales was created through the will, and the hard work, of ordinary Welsh people, to provide young Welsh men and women with the chance to gain a higher education close to home. The University today is proud to be maintaining this tradition of providing local educational opportunities to students, but now on a global scale, through its validation work, and it is very gratifying to see our new graduates – this year from colleges in more than a dozen countries – celebrating together here in Cardiff.”
Images of the ceremony as it unfolds inside St. David’s Hall will be relayed to the BBC ‘Big Screen’ outside in the open air of the Hayes Square, normally reserved for sporting occasions such as the Rugby Six Nations and the Olympics.
The University of Wales will also be live-streaming the event via our website: www.wales.ac.uk
Whether graduates and their guests intend to stay in Cardiff for the graduation day alone, or a few days afterwards, their presence will undoubtedly be a great boon to Welsh tourism and the local economy.
Notes to Editors:
University of Wales Graduates attending the ceremony include representatives of the UK, Germany, Japan, China, Switzerland, India, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Africa and the Caribbean.
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