Heriot-Watt University held its first ever London graduation ceremony. In previous years West London College students have had to travel to the University’s campus in Edinburgh to receive their degrees however now that the College is the London Associate Campus of the University it was felt the time had come to have a dedicated London graduation event.
The ceremony took place at Senate House, the grand main hall of London University in central London and close to the British Museum. This amazing art deco building dating from 1932 made the perfect setting for the event, providing a suitably grand backdrop to this important day in the lives of our proud graduates.
Many senior personnel from Heriot-Watt University were in attendance and the degrees were formally conferred by Professor Steve Chapman FRSE, FRSC, C.Chem, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The ceremony was opened by a traditional Scottish piper dressed in a Highland kilt and there was a beautiful musical interlude midway through the event provided by a classical harpist. The highlight however was the moment when the West London College Heriot-Watt University graduates got to receive their degrees personally from the Vice-Chancellor. Following on from the event itself there was a drinks reception and buffet in an adjoining reception hall.
It was a fabulous event and one that will be long remembered, especially by our graduates and their families.