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Congratulations to our graduates!

Students finishing their courses from across the Cheshire campus gathered at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester city centre on Friday 21st July to celebrate their graduation.

Friday 28 July, 2017

Hundreds of students attended graduation which was divided into two ceremonies: Exercise and Sport Science and Business and Management in the morning and Interdisciplinary Studies and Contemporary Arts in the afternoon.

Graduates were also invited to a post-graduation drinks reception where special awards were given out and BA (Hons) Popular Music alumni Jack Patchett performed an acoustic set.

Jack, who was shortlisted for the prestigious award of BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year in 2016, said "It was an absolute pleasure to be playing at the Manchester Met graduation reception again this year. Congratulations to everyone graduating!"

In addition to the official graduation photographs taken at the nearby Midland hotel, professional pictures were taken of graduating students with their friends and families before and after the ceremony. The pictures taken are available online here: until 21st October 2017.

A range of department awards were presented by senior university staff celebrating outstanding achievement. The winners in each department were:

Business and Management - Presented by Dr Kevin Gaillimore

  • Academic Award for Excellence - Graham Witter BA (Hons) Business and Management

Exercise and Sport Science - Presented by Dr Adrian Burden

  • Academic Award for Excellence - Thomas Newey BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Science
  • Les Burwitz Award - Tom Gould MSc Exercise and Sport Science (Physiology)

Contemporary Arts - Awards presented by Bev Stevens

  • Academic Award for Excellence - Rafael Santos Rodrigues BA (Hons) Creative Writing
  • Academic Award for Excellence - Paige Elizabeth Harrison BA (Hons) Dance
  • Keith Munro Award - Elliot Garlick BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies / Creative Writing

Interdisciplinary Studies - Awards presented by Linda Reichenfeld

  • Academic Award for Excellence - Abbie Lauren Burke BA (Hons) Abuse Studies
  • Academic Award for Excellence - Oleksandr Ilchenko BA (Hons) Financial Management and Sport Management
  • Matthew Lewis-Jones Award - Laura May BSc (Hons) Outdoor Studies
  • Pro-vice chancellor Award for Outstanding Graduate: Elaine Marianne Craig BSc (Hons) Psychology with Abuse Studies

Congratulations to all our graduates, and good luck for the future!