Posted on 18 October 2009
At the graduation ceremony
The University’s Vice-Chancellor was in Singapore at the weekend, joining successful students at the Management Development Institute of Singapore for their graduation ceremony.
In congratulating the new graduates, Professor Clement spoke of the ways in which the University of Wales has always looked outwards to the rest of the world. As he explained, the bold statement of the University’s intentions: “Not Wales for the Welsh, but Wales for the World”, made by an early Vice-Chancellor more than a century ago, was the same global viewpoint at the University’s heart today.
One reflection of this internationalism is, of course, its extensive programme of validating degree, diploma and certificate courses – and the group of graduating students at MDIS are one of the many results of this. The relationships developed by the University with its international partners lead to links of great worth, whether academic, business or social, and these are greatly valued by all the members of the University.
Welcoming the graduates to membership of the University’s alumni organisation, the Vice-Chancellor told them: “This is an exciting time to be joining our alumni, with the brand new Global Campus just coming on stream; I hope you will use the site to keep in touch with the University, and with those you know from MDIS – and maybe also to form acquaintances with those who have graduated from other University of Wales courses. We look forward to seeing your own contributions on line very soon”.