- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
I attended the graduation ceremony at the University of Wolverhampton on Saturday 19 September 2015. I watched the conferment of awards for graduates from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing. Many of my constituents attend the university at the campus in Wolverhampton and at the Walsall Campus.
The Walsall Campus has recently benefited from over £125 million investment in its development. The latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey has shown that 95% of the university’s 2014 graduates are now in employment or have continued study with 81% working in the West Midlands, to the benefit of our local economy.
The Vice Chancellor, Geoff Layer, who is also a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands, welcomed graduates and their families and praised them for their hard work. He spoke of his pride as the University celebrated the achievements of the 5,000 students graduating that week.
The picture shows me in the gown of the University of London. I graduated from the University of London where I read Biochemistry at Bedford College, now Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (RHBNC).