10 July 2020

Abertay Virtual Graduation Celebration to take place

Abertay Virtual Graduation Celebration to take place

Graduands sitting in the Caird Hall

Hundreds of Abertay University students will enjoy a virtual celebration this evening to mark their graduations. 

Students from the university’s three academic schools – Design & Informatics, Applied Sciences and Business, Law and Social Sciences – will celebrate their achievements, alongside students from Abertay’s Graduate School.

The university is running the event online because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but a traditional graduation will still take place at Dundee’s Caird Hall as soon as it is safe to do so.

Sam Lambie (pictured above) is graduating with a degree in Game Design Production.

The 27-year-old said: “I’ve had a fantastic time at Abertay. The staff have been fantastic, and I’ve made lifelong friends. I’m looking forward to raising a glass with them – virtually – to celebrate our graduation.

“It’ll be sad to say goodbye to everyone, but I’m excited about the future.”

ABOVE: Iolanda Serci

Iolanda Serci’s graduation marks the end of a remarkable journey.

The registered nurse, and former midwife and lecturer will graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Law.

She said: “I have been offered and have accepted a position as a trainee solicitor, and I’m very excited about that. My time at Abertay has been wonderful, and it’s allowing me to completely change my career.”

The event will be the culmination of a week of online celebrations.

“I am delighted that, despite the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, we will be able to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students." - Abertay Principal Nigel Seaton

Abertay Principal Nigel Seaton said: “I am delighted that, despite the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, we will be able to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students.

“I hope that our virtual celebration will give our graduates a sense of connection with their classmates and the people who taught them throughout their time at Abertay.

“I look forward to watching our graduands cross the stage at the Caird Hall when it is safe to do so, for what will truly be a day to remember.”

To watch Abertay’s online graduation event, visit the Abertay Facebook or : https://www.abertay.ac.uk/life/graduation

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