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Newcastle University London hosted its inaugural Congregation Ceremony and Professor Tony Stevenson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, was there to congratulate our students:
I was delighted to preside over the first-ever Congregation that took place at Newcastle University London. The ceremony, which celebrated postgraduate International Business Management students, followed traditional University style. The academic procession was led by the Bedel carrying the University mace, and accompanied by the Northumbrian pipes.
Professor Amanda Broderick, CEO of Newcastle University London awarded the degree certificates, while John Viney, Chief Operations Officer of AES International and Chair of the Advisory Board at Newcastle University London joined us in celebrating the graduates’ success.
We celebrated the academic achievements of a number of the graduates, including Constantina Skoutari, who won the AES International Top Performing Student Award for her dissertation: ‘The roles and competencies of the key account manager in the context of Cyprus’. Georgina Riches who wrote a dissertation on Understanding E-Recruitment Practices: Candidate Strategies for Success, and Gelske Huyer who investigated how managers of SME companies, with no prior experience, are navigating through the process of Cloud Migration, both were awarded academic excellence awards
Newcastle University London was launched in 2015 to provide full-time undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes for UK, EU and international students. It is a joint venture with INTO University Partnerships Limited, and serves as a London base for raising our global profile, providing space for our academics to work and allows us to access new student markets. There are currently 250 students on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses provided by our triple-accredited Business School. We envisage a number of other programmes and activities being introduced over the next two years.
The inaugural Newcastle University London Congregation is an important milestone and will go a long way towards achieving these goals. We wish our graduates every success in their professional careers and we welcome them to the Newcastle University alumni family.
published on: 28th November 2016
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