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UDOL Celebrates graduation of over 700 students worldwide

16 January 2015

The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) celebrated its biggest graduation ceremony this week (January 14 to 16), with over 700 online students graduating, many of whom came from far and wide including Nigeria and Australia, to collect their degree certificates over three days of Awards Ceremonies at the new Derby Arena in Pride Park. With the remaining graduates watching online from all over the world accepting their degree in absence.

 Graduates were awarded in the following 18 undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

Among them was Lance Corporal Charlotte Miller. Charlotte, who studied remotely whilst working as an Environmental Health Technician in the British Army, graduated last Wednesday (January 14) with a Master’s degree (MSc) Environmental Health.

Charlotte Miller-graduate

Charlotte said: “Graduation was fantastic. The day had a real sense of occasion being held at Derby arena.

“The UDOL team made all of the online students extremely welcome with a welcome drink and commemorative gift. The day was thoroughly enjoyed not only by myself, but also by friends and family.”

Michelle Boardman, UDOL Senior Academic Manager, commented: “It was wonderful meeting so many of our graduates at the Awards Ceremonies this week. For many of them it was the first time they had visited Derby and the UK.”

The graduates had the opportunity to meet with fellow students on their courses and the University staff who supported them with their studies prior to the ceremonies.

Michelle added: “I was delighted to be able to speak with our students and learn about their academic journey with us. For some, that will continue as they go onto postgraduate study.

“The Derby arena is a fabulous setting. I want to congratulate all of our graduates on their achievements and I wish every one of them the best for the future.”

Overall 3,400 graduates who studied at the University of Derby’s seven Colleges – covering Education, Health and Social Care, Business, Life and Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, the Arts; and Law Humanities and Social Sciences, attended this year’s graduation ceremonies.

Learn more about studying at the University of Derby Online and the courses available