Last week hundreds of students from the Department of Computing attended their graduation ceremony. This year the event took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, in the very heart of Westminster.
The ceremony was presided by Dinah Caine CBE, the Chair of Council, who opened with a passionate speech about the achievements students have accomplished.
This ceremony has been an opportunity for the students to celebrate their academic success along with their families. And as Professor Frances Corner OBE highlighted in her opening speech, it is made much more significant by the many challenges they have faced during their journey: from COVID to the recent war in Ukraine.
The Department of Computing was represented on stage by Dr Edward Anstead (BSc Computer Science), Fede Fasce (MA Independent Games & Playable Experience Design) and Alan Zucconi (Director of Postgraduate Studies, MA/MSc Computer Games). Dr Jennifer George, as Head of Department, had the privilege of inviting the students on stage one by one.
Imogen Burman, the Events Manager for the Department of Music, acted as College Bedel, guiding the staff through the crowd and holding the ceremonial mace.
«I adore graduation ceremonies—this is the reason why we are in education, to be with the students on their journey, and, like fledgling birds, they are then released into the world.
I always find it a wonderful occasion, especially this year where we celebrate those graduands who have struggled through the pandemic finally being awarded their degree, it is a great honour to bear witness to their achievements.»— Imogen Burman, Events Manager & College Bedel
The entire event was also live streamed, for all the ones who unfortunately could not attend.
«It was a pleasure to join the graduation party and share in our graduates successes. This year’s ceremony was an especially joyous occasion as it included students from the classes 2021 and 2022 able to collect their degrees in person after the pandemic.»— Dr Edward Anstead, BSc Computer Science
For many of you reading, this is not just the end of a long journey, but also the start of a new chapter. If you are coming to the end of your time at Goldsmiths, remember you can stay in touch by joining our alumni community.