Students take centre stage at top Welsh venue 

07/07/2009 14:15 


STUDENTS graduating from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) this week are guaranteed a day to remember as the ceremonies take place in the picture perfect setting of the iconic Wales Millennium Centre (WMC).

Wales Millenium Centre (WMC)

It is the first time that Cardiff’s famous performing arts venue has played host to university graduation ceremonies, which take place this Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 July.

More than 3,000 students from UWIC’s five academic schools will celebrate their academic achievements over the course of the three days, plus international students from the London School of Commerce as part of the unique partnership enjoyed by the two institutions.

David Pearce, Director of Business Development at Wales Millennium Centre said: “We are delighted to be hosting our first graduation event this week and helping students to celebrate their outstanding achievements in one of Wales’ premier attractions. This is the culmination of a successful relationship between UWIC and the Centre, which we have shared for a number of years, and which we hope will continue long into the future.”

Outside the Wales Millenium Centre (WMC)UWIC will also be welcoming its seven new Honorary Fellows during the ceremonies who include Julie Barratt, Director of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health for Wales; Professor Iram Siraj Blatchford, Professor of Early Childhood Education at the London University Institute of Education; Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of the West of England, Bristol; Judith Isherwood, Chief Executive of the Wales Millennium Centre; Graham Mackenzie, non executive chairman of Wyndham UK Ltd; Sir William Stewart, recently retired Chairman of the Health Protection Agency and Er Kwong Wah, Executive Director of the East Asia School of Business.

Richard Moremon, UWIC’s Director of Marketing and Communications said: “UWIC already has had a continuing relationship with the Wales Millennium Centre and we are delighted to extend this partnership, with one of the world’s most iconic arts and cultural destinations, by taking our summer graduation ceremonies to the Centre this year.

“We believe that our two organisations are amongst Wales’ leading and dynamic institutions and we share many of the same values including creativity, innovation and a focus on quality. We look forward to working together to deliver an event that will celebrate the success of our students in world-class facilities.”

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