Class of 2016: Winter Graduations

Many of our Class of 2016 have started exciting new careers straight away – including one whose career has kicked off with a job at a Premier League football club, a Business graduate who landed a big promotion and another who is now teaching on the course he studied.

Read just a few of the Class of 2016: Summer success stories here:

Personal caring experience leads to full time job for nursing graduate

From cancer battle to graduation for courageous Thai student

A computing student with autism earns distinction after 'phenomenal' support from DMU

Master's degree in business lands Geraint a job at a Premier League football club

Politics graduate is now teaching on the course he loved

Top prizes and a big career promotion for business graduate

UAE master’s graduate finds a job easily thanks to DMU’s International Pathway College

Winter Graduations

Hundreds of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students graduated during exciting ceremonies in January. Adding to the celebratory feel, they were the first cohort to have their graduation ceremonies at the university’s spectacular new events centre, The Venue@DMU.

DMU's Vice-Chancellor kicked off the last day of graduations with a nod to Leicester City's super striker, Jamie Vardy, while a brave nurse who helped Ebola patients faced her biggest fear – a graduation speech.

Postgraduate students in the Faculty of Business and Law not only collected their degrees, they also picked up awards for stellar performances on their courses.

The week of celebrations started with a ceremony for Faculty of Technology graduates followed by one for graduates from the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, which also saw an honorary degree awarded to leading interfaith ambassador Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra.

At the second-largest ceremony, for Faculty of Business and Law graduates, alumnus Zeeshan Lahaware entertained the crowd with a rhyming rap.

You can view and tag yourself in pictures from each ceremony on DMU's Facebook page:

Faculty of Technology - Tuesday AM 

Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities - Tuesday PM 

Faculty of Business and Law - Wednesday AM

Faculty of Business and Law - Wednesday PM

Faculty of Business and Law prize-giving - Wednesday PM

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Thursday AM

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Thursday PM

Emma wins ultimate graduation prize

Graduation was always going to be a special day for Emma Joseph, but the icing on the cake came when she won a De Montfort University Leicester Prize for "The Ultimate Graduation"

A number of special guests joined our graduates on stage, to receive honorary degrees and awards for outstanding achievement.

These remarkable individuals include a nurse who helped save Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, a trail-blazing campaigner for equality and one of the country's most respected interfaith ambassadors.

Read our inspiring honorands’ stories here:

Brave nurse who helped Ebola patients faces biggest fear – a graduation speech

Campaigning voice for football's Kick It Out campaign receives honorary degree from DMU

Imam receives honorary degree for interfaith work

Brave nurse, equality campaigner and nationally renowned interfaith champion to be 

Baroness Lawrence invested as DMU’s new Chancellor

It has been an exhilarating start to the year at DMU with our January graduation ceremonies preceded by the investiture of our new Chancellor, The Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE.

The inspirational campaigner was invested at a ceremony on Friday 22 January, with numerous celebrations held throughout the day to mark the truly historic occasion for the university.


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