November was a busy month for Middlesex’s graduating students with graduation ceremonies at both the Dubai campus and University’s partner institutions in Hong Kong.
On Sunday 7 November, more than 300 students at the Dubai campus graduated in a ceremony attended by Middlesex’s Vice-Chancellor Michael Driscoll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Terry Butland and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Margaret House. Dubai campus Director, Raed Awamleh, government officials, senior executives as well as family and friends of the graduates also attended.
Awards for achievement were presented to several graduates by local businesses and government organisations. The first Dubai graduation in 2006 saw just eight students graduating but numbers have risen quickly risen since then. It demonstrates Middlesex University Dubai’s rapid expansion and popularity and also the increasing demand for higher education in Dubai.
The following week it was the turn of Middlesex’s Hong Kong students to collect their degrees. Graduations on Saturday 13 November took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and were divided into two sessions.
The first ceremony was for graduates of the Hong Kong Management Association, the Open University of Hong Kong and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education. The second was for those graduating from the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education. During the ceremony, five Work Based Learning students were awarded a scholarship, sponsored by Francas Limited.
A further graduation ceremony also took place the following day at Lingnan University, with 33 students graduating from the Lingnan Institute of Further Education.
“These graduation ceremonies are a particular joy to me, with the increasing number of graduates each year. It is especially good to have such high achieving students and to see this recognised by companies and government organisations in the region with the award of scholarships and other prizes,” said Terry Butland.