Graduating students received their degrees in front of family, friends and supporters at the St George’s, University of London Graduation Ceremony 2017.


calendar-icon 20 July 2017

The ceremony took place on Thursday 20 July at the Barbican Centre, where 521 students were presented with their certificates as they joined an international network of more than 17,000 alumni.

The students and their guests were welcomed by Professor Jenny Higham, Principal of St George’s. Speakers also included Corey Briffa, President of the Students' Union, and Michael Draper, Chair of Council.

The scientists and healthcare professionals received their awards from Principal Professor Higham, who said:

“You each have rich and diverse futures ahead of you. We are delighted that you chose St George’s for your studies – a place that values and celebrates diversity – and that you are now going forth into the world to share your knowledge and expertise. Thank you for all you have contributed whilst with us, both to your studies and more broadly.

“Whichever course you are graduating from, this is the beginning of your new lives; your lives as healthcare scientists, doctors and physician associates. I know you will have mixed emotions; relief, excitement and also, perhaps, uncertainty, which is only natural. But be reassured – you have been well prepared for the world of work.”

Degrees were given to graduates of Healthcare Sciences, Medicine and Physician Associate Studies in the morning ceremony, while the afternoon ceremony saw graduates receive certificates for Biomedical Science, including intercalating students, and for postgraduate courses.