Vice-Chancellor's message

Professor Kathryn Mitchell
Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby

Congratulations on completing your studies and welcome to this ceremony, an opportunity to join with us to celebrate your success.

Today is an important day to reflect upon all that you have achieved at University. You have played a significant role in the success of our University including helping us to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). You have gained your qualification and developed a broad set of skills to give you the best start in your future career. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and cherish your memories of University. We are grateful to you for your contributions to the University and for sharing in our growing status and reputation and we thank you for this.

As you move on, do not forget that we are your University for life and we are here to provide help and support for as long as you need it. It is important to keep in touch and I am personally keen to meet with you as an alumnus as you are an important ambassador of the University and all that it can offer.

Good luck in your future ventures and seize opportunities when they arise. We look forward to staying in touch with you and hearing news of your achievements.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell