Graduation 2016

Posted on July 24, 2016 by

This week, over a hundred LEL undergraduate students received their degrees in a stiflingly hot but nevertheless good-spirited Whitworth Hall. At Wednesday’s 4:45 ceremony, LEL’s Professor Kersti Börjars was officiating in full presidential regalia, with George Walkden reading out the names. Particular congratulations to Lucy Giannasi and Yifei Wang, who both received a lucrative Outstanding Academic Achievement Award! (More on this year’s prizes to follow in a future Manchet post.)

Along with the undergraduates, three of our finest postgraduates and teaching assistants received their PhDs: Laura Arman, Aurelie Cauchard, and Ying Fan.

Graduation is always a bittersweet time, as we have to say goodbye to friendly faces. But Manchet thinks it’s probably for the best, as staff-student ratios would otherwise rapidly become unmanageable. So congratulations and best of luck to everyone, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who graduated this summer!

Featured image: Ying Fan (left) and Laura Arman (right) after the ceremony, with lecturer and PhD alum James W. R. Brookes and lecturer George Walkden.