Graduation 2013

09 July 2013

Graduation, a time for celebration!
Graduation, a time for celebration!

More than 2,700 students will be graduating from Aberystwyth University this week as Graduation 2013 gets underway today, Tuesday 9 July.

Graduation week, which this year features nine ceremonies over four days from Tuesday 9 until Friday 12 July, is the highlight of the University calendar and is a celebration of the achievements of Aberystwyth students.

It is also an opportunity for graduates to celebrate and enjoy the occasion with family and friends.

For the very first time, this year’s celebrations will include a ceremony for those who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Professor April McMahon, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, explains, “I look forward to shaking the hand of each graduate and personally wishing them well in the future.

“There are a number of occasions during the academic calendar when I feel particularly proud of our students’ achievement and Graduation sees the culmination of all our students’ successes.

“Whether it is further study or going into the workplace, our students will be moving on to the next chapter in their lives and I wish them a fruitful and fulfilling future. We should also remember that our students owe a great deal to our dedicated academic and support staff, and Graduation offers a welcome opportunity for us all to say thank you.” 

All ceremonies will be streamed live online at

Order of ceremonies:
Tuesday 9 July 2013
Ceremony 1: 11am
Department of Law and Criminology
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Ceremony 2: 3pm
Department of English and Creative Writing
Department of History and Welsh History

Ceremony 2a: 7pm
Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Wednesday 10 July 2013
Ceremony 3: 11am
Department of European Languages
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
School of Art

Ceremony 4: 3pm
Department of Computer Science
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Thursday 11 July 2013
Ceremony 5: 11am
Institute of Mathematics and Physics
School of Management and Business

Ceremony 6: 3pm
Department of Information Studies
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences

Friday 12 July 2013
Ceremony 7: 11am
Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Ceremony 8: 3pm
Department of International Politics
Department of Psychology
Department of Welsh


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Communications and Public Affairs
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