School of Education & Operations and Systems Management



you you you you you you you you you you you welcome ladies and gentlemen to the University of Portsmouth graduation ceremony this is a day of celebration for us all before the ceremony begins we would like to share a short video highlighting some of your university achievements that make us proud societies nervous relief adventurous my very first day at Portsmouth there was a mixture of trepidation I was moving away from home for the first time it was quite daunting I had been in a place with that many people but in that soon flips around because realized everyone else was more scared than you are my fondest memories of my time at Portsmouth of being the friendships that I've made and also just being inspired in the lectures it was so exciting to be at uni and be straightaway in like a live broadcast environment and that first initial memories has sort of sparked something that I hope they'll continue for us on earth I learn to be independent here I learnt to push through any challenges and barriers but I had it's definitely made me a confident young lady that can go forward now and I wouldn't really hesitate to take on anything in life I studied a geography degree which on the face of it doesn't seem very applicable is about the skill set and how that set me up for a future career you can see all these that you learn at university that course works the methods you've learned to use I feel that there is a cement helped me a lot in my everyday life the emotion I felt when I was sitting in production world was something surreal it was the end result of a lot of hard work I can remember all of those days sat down with me I don't understand what I'm writing about here or I don't know how to reference thinking back to how far had come along the whole journey and then handing that piece in and then receiving the results it was a very special room it's been an amazing experience about to do it all again I would at the time the eyes of Portsmouth I think it helped me realize my ambition I came in a normal working-class girl from reading I think I found my voice when I was at Bosworth since I graduated from Portsmouth I haven't been able to keep away I've kept in touch the alumni team Russell volunteering with them so I've been back a couple of times through Facebook lives I've hosted some events the careers and employability they went above and beyond and to know that they were there for five years after finish University helps with pressure real well I've benefited from a postgraduate scholarship and I think that has been amazing them of making it easier and less stressful to go into a master is an end of your journey in Portsmouth courses will always be here for you and as an alumni there is so much more to offer what excites me the most about futures are I can be part of what I was thinking of being that when I starting University actually you make those bridges in those buildings and say I've done this I've done that and feel quite great I am incredibly proud to always be part of Forsyth it is part of myself and as part of who I am today it's made me who I am today and to be able to go back from keep giving back is right you you [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] this is an important day in the life of the University Rd to celebrate the success of our graduates it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the ceremony and to formally declare this congregation of the university open please be seated Vice Chancellor University colleagues distinguished guests ladies gentlemen and the graduates of the class of 2019 I'm Christian crow Vice Chancellor of the University of Hospice and it is a great privilege for me to be sharing this precious moment with you our graduates and with your parents partners family and friends congratulations you made it to graduate in your children feel is a tremendous achievement congratulations impressive earring and getting to this day but as I'm sure you've been told many times this is just the beginning of a new chapter it shouldn't be taught of end as ending when you leave here hopefully this will be the start of a lifelong learning experience for you we are mentally proud of your achievements take the time to enjoy the moment as I'm sure in the years to come you'll look back on this day with great affection at this moment I know that you'll be experiencing a great range of emotions relief that you've made it pride in your abilities a sense of reward in the recognition of your qualification and perhaps also a sense of excitement trepidation and expectation as you think ahead to the next leg of your journey and what adventures and opportunities that will bring many of you will not be sure what those next steps will be you need to find your passion and that spark that ignites it as Joyce DiDonato said one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself right here right now in this single solitary monument monumental moment in your life is to decide without apology to commit to that journey I'm sure there have been times when you wondered whether you would succeed by being here you have proven that you have succeeded thanks to your determination and hard work while the sole credit for your academic achievement is clearly yours I'm sure you would agree that those close to you have played a crucial role parents Partners curate and Friends have all helped by providing the encouragement and support the shoulder to cry on the listing year but most of all they've kept faith in you and build you to succeed the same is true for the staff in the university who have inspired and supported you during your time here I think it's appropriate that you our graduates show your appreciation by giving a very loud cheer and a rapturous applause in thanking your family and friends and staff but note first of all this is being streamed across the world as well as in guild hall square so I'll like you all on account of tree to give it the loudest clap at the ruptures cheer if you can 1 2 3 thank you well then that was actually very good but I think it's also important for you to recognize that you need to show appreciation because graduation is tough on your parents they come to the ceremony as parents but they go home as contemporaries after 23 years of child raising they become unemployed or do they today your graduating from a university that is recognized as part of the global elite of universities a university that's a catalyst for change and which has a strong sense of energy flexibility and dynamism a university committed to providing the very best distinctive student experience an experience that leads our graduates to make a real contribution to society be proud of your University and its ever improving credentials we are recognized as a goal award institution by the teaching excellence framework ranked 21st in the garden Guardian league table and our graduate outcomes of students in employment a full time study within six months of graduating is at ninety seven point five percent we are now in the top 10% of higher education institutions in the country for employability and further study and the top in the South East of England your graduating today from the University that's preparing you for the world of work ensuring that you're able to follow the footsteps of our early graduates who have made their place in the world including our very own Chancellor Karen blacker and the astronaut tim peake be proud of your achievement and achievements of your University we are also a research led University with world leading research our staff are making groundbreaking discoveries that impacts on our communities professor john mckean working with colleagues from the US has engineered an enzyme which can desire digest some of our more complete commonly polluting plastics providing a potential solution to one of the world's biggest environmental problems this has attracted worldwide interests and a secured us funding of 5.8 million from the UK government to develop this further our researchers from our Institute cosmology working with international collaborators on the dark energy survey has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova detected a huge cosmic explosion that took place ten point five billion years ago they have also secured a two million grant from the UK science and technology facilities Council to continue their work in this area our research is brought ranging and diverse but many are focused on practical applications in the real world we also committed in providing excellent facilities for our community this month we formally opened the university's future Technology Center a 12 million facility designed to teach engineering and computing in a new way we have also broken ground on our new sports facility which will be the first facility with a swing pool that will be rated as climate excellent in the UK but you are entering into a world that's facing great political economic and cultural change new prime minister by next week bracket Trump in the US and all the other global issues of climate change terrorism inflation and technological disruption amid all that you may be thinking about finding your purpose in life you don't have to worry about that you are Millennials you will find that instinctively the challenge is creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose more importantly as you embark on your career be reminded of the words of Steve Jobs who said your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life don't let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice and most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition they somehow already know what you truly want to become everything else is secondary your post your university of Possible's qualification has real value in the wider world and provides the edge that will be vital to tackle the many social and economic challenges that all countries face it is innovative and creative graduates like you who will make the difference in building a successful and secure future true studying with us you've been part of a global university with students coming from over 150 countries both on campus and with our partners in Oman Malaysia Singapore Myanmar and the Cayman Islands there is no doubt your degree is valuable but of course it is your personal enthusiasm passion and creativity that will now propel you forward and we want to continue to be a part of your future aspirations today is just the beginning of a lifelong relationship with your University as members of the postman's family please engage with us true our excellent Alumni Association and use our employability and Careers Service which will continue to provide support for you up to five years after you graduate please note that you are also the second cohort of graduates who will be asked to take part in the graduate outcome survey 15 months after your graduation this will be run by this will be run nationally by an independent company you will be contacted and asked questions about your career path since leaving us please do engage with this survey we always strive to improve and this survey will give us the vital information we need to help us to do just that but please remember that in graduating today you are part of a privileged minority that's had the advantages of a university education with that privilege comes responsibility please reflect upon your obligations as graduates of our University you are trustees of the skills and abilities you have developed I urge you to use your talents to help enrich societies and to make a difference for the benefit of others raise aspirations among all those you encounter and set an example in behavior and achievement that others will seek to emulate no pressure of course but you are the future and I would encourage each one of you to grasp the opportunities which will present themselves find your passion and be ambitious seek to discover and make an impact like your university do not settle for second best thank you ladies and gentlemen we now come to the formal part of the ceremony at which time our graduands will process across the stage and they miraculously become graduates I now invite the vice-chancellor and there can be registrar to make the formal declarations after which the students will process they will be congratulated first of all by the vice-chancellor and then the executive Dean of the Faculty of humanities and social science professor Matthew weight and the executive Dean of the Faculty of business and law professor joy Pichette Oh vice-chancellor as academic registrar I confirmed those presented at the ceremony have successfully completed their studies and have satisfied all conditions and requirements of the university by the authority of the University I confirm that all those who are dually qualified are hereby admitted to the awards for which they are presented vice-chancellor I present to you the following successful undergraduate candidates from operations and systems management for the award of Bachelor of Science in Business and systems management with first-class honors Nihad al-azhar day with first-class honors and with the faculty prize for best student performance on ba honors business and systems management Chaz drain with first class honours Rene Fenton [Applause] with first class honours hannah Ghanim with first class honours Akeem Hasan [Applause] with first class honours Kurtis Lorenson with first class honours Kiki Lee [Applause] Kristiana aqua [Applause] dhenuka Pereira [Applause] Brigitte Schweitzer Matthew Stuart [Applause] this concludes the presentation of undergraduate students from operations and system management [Applause] vice-chancellor I present to you the following successful postgraduate candidates from operations and systems management for the award of Master of Science in project management Mustafa al dinar Mohamed El Hadji abdulaziz al Noonan Zoe Ashton Toula ie a rain ideale barber Lula with distinction Goodwin van ego Catalan cuts out how Chen Ben Dixon Nana domina [Applause] with distinction and with the faculty prize for best overall performance in MSC project management mark Freeman Suzanne goood Ozzy chin line lace Jassim Karen with distinction Joanne Tomkinson [Applause] Mendy Peng Aaron Luke Pereira with distinction Tripti Ronna maker [Applause] with distinction Abdul Rehman Salim a a Ali FA marry Sultan Murad II [Applause] Quan Armando Ramon tio Cruz [Applause] Bruno trend our day with distinction Rihanna's wheel Zef an young [Applause] for Master of Science in strategic quality management on a sec a our Kim Khalid Khalifa garbage al Belushi some happy Fatima Mizuki H Alma Gotti Nullah Mohammed al-qahtani [Applause] Balvinder aha [Applause] Graham Davies Alexandra Fournier with distinction Michael Heath Ryan Jones félicité ludie with distinction and with the awwe prize for best overall performance presented by Rick Ellis for awwe jr. Devan Shawn Morin Mariner Sebastian Lovell [Applause] shi lin hmm Barbara resyncs kheh Ian's stamp [Applause] this concludes the presentation of postgraduate students from operations and systems management [Applause] vice-chancellor I present to you the following successful candidates from the School of Education and sociology for the award of certificate in education in further education and training Charlotte Burgess Chloe Camacho Jane Cuthbert Lindsay Davis [Applause] Stewie's Amy Gould [Applause] chelsey Harvey [Applause] Frances Jackson [Applause] Daniel Jones Pawlik in it [Applause] Anthony millon Louise parks [Applause] hillarie Richardson le Raimondi den Turner Jamie Louise white [Applause] for professional graduate certificate in education in computer science Jake Harold [Applause] for professional graduate certificate in education Emily Adkins [Applause] Theresa Bubba stock [Applause] Stephanie back Chloe Cooper [Applause] Laura Elliott [Applause] Jessica Faria Hannah Harmon [Applause] Bailey Johnson [Applause] Sara Lewis [Applause] Cameron McIntyre [Applause] Katie Sadler [Applause] Rebeca salmon [Applause] Harriet simpkin Anna Thompson in Charlotte Weller [Applause] takunda movie ray [Applause] for professional certificate certificate and education in English Laura burrows [Applause] Susannah Chester Davis [Applause] Stephanie Duggan LeeAnn Ferguson [Applause] Francis Fraser Molly Fraser Michael Jennings bethenny knew well Lauren sparrow Alivia stitch and Jim Irvine for professional graduate certificate in education in further education and training and a Burnie [Applause] Tanzania Chowdhury Beth Ann Clark [Applause] Matt cook [Applause] Catherine croquette [Applause] Chloe casts [Applause] Madeline Davis [Applause] harriet Fox Hannah Griffiths [Applause] Catherine Hindle Lucy how Joanne Joseph a Keisha Eun Jo – region [Applause] Rachel Patterson [Applause] Sophie Phil costs mark Luke [Applause] in Sutherland Samantha Williams the Reverend cannon Charles Foster prize David Anthony white block for professional graduate certificate in education in geography Andrew Atkins Verity bell grace Fordham Harriet Humphries [Applause] Davi hide [Applause] vanya Roberts rosie watts [Applause] Narus well foot for professional graduate certificate in education in mathematics zarab al-hakim [Applause] Tom blown Thomas hem bar [Applause] Elizabeth Jones [Applause] Matthew Jones [Applause] Michelle pen Dre James Springs [Applause] for professional graduate certificate in education in modern foreign languages Mariola arborlon abigail Schmidt Christina Slater [Applause] Twala a brain for professional graduate certificate in education in primary Rachel brain [Applause] Abbey Dawkins Jeremy down [Applause] Kaffee and gray [Applause] Michelle Kennedy Adam Marshall Emily McNamara Charlotte Parker [Applause] named Arisa [Applause] Kelly Sanders [Applause] Katie sindelle [Applause] candy Thomas [Applause] Roseanna ward for professional graduate certificate in education in science Eloise Belcher [Applause] Samantha Bell frosh Claudio Dustin Florence green [Applause] Henry Gregory Kirsty hope [Applause] Kenley emo [Applause] Victoria Lloyd Tom parsley [Applause] Isabelle wig cell Charlotte Blackwell [Applause] for postgraduate certificate in educational leadership and management Helen McManus for postgraduate certificate in education in further education and training Tom Bell Bern Hisle Britain [Applause] Steven Galloway [Applause] hannah hood [Applause] Nadeem peg Lee [Applause] Jimmy Ryan Shedden [Applause] Simon Strang Raymond Michael Whelan for postgraduate certificate in education in geography lydia miles george outside hughes alex proud block Jodi sorry for postgraduate certificate in education in mathematics Jodi gar foot Samuel Kerr Haley lupus for postgraduate certificate in education in modern foreign languages Lucy our baked army and a right now [Applause] Olivia Vail for postgraduate certificate in education Zoe Marshall Verity Tucker Brown [Applause] for postgraduate certificate in education in primary Eve Cooper Jessica Hansford as May hey Helen Turner for postgraduate certificate in education in science Lisa R at R a [Applause] Mercedes winnin for Master of Arts in education studies Rajan Baker mark Cora – Casey [Applause] with education studies prize Jian Bao Emily Queen Fay Lyon penny redwoods [Applause] Tracy Wallace Natalie would [Applause] Jamie Ewing for master of research in sociology with distinction Evy Brooks Jessica chick with distinction Shannon Rosie sure Cruz [Applause] Claire Perry deirdre VandeWater for Master of Science in educational leadership and management philosophy J edrick Alexander Rodian Delmar [Applause] busy ji-suk hooter [Applause] Angi crow Celestine ito Miriam Breck with distinction Laura famosa with distinction lolli Jordy see Susan Harland hipa heart with distinction Alexandra's complete sis Gigi Lee Robert Zarate Lydia pace Kirsti Penfold Jaime person andreas Stevens with distinction and the Roger Fry prize James triggers [Applause] this concludes the presentation of students from the School of Education sociology and today's ceremony my southla I present to you Samantha Balraj to respond to the University on behalf of the graduate vice-chancellor honored guests ladies and gentlemen I am Samantha belfrage a secondary science PGCE graduate from the school of education and sociology and I'm truly honored to stand in front of you all today graduates we are here because we all took a leap of faith into the unknown into a new adventure and we did it we have come to the end of this adventure and we're ready to start a new journey today is an ideal opportunity to look back and reflect on that journey that has without doubt included moments of absolute joy new friendships and maybe just possibly one or two tears we all had our individual reasons for embarking on this road for me my motivation for joining the teaching and education profession was to make a difference to motivate and to inspire now we are all in a position to make a difference as we move on to our next chapters the University of Portsmouth staff and services have provided an environment for us which has cultivated a love of learning and self-development for which we are truly grateful and all of us here today can take this personal accomplishment as an example of how anything is possible when we put our hearts and our minds to it we have all faced challenges as unique as we are and we have found individual ways of rising above them the University of Portsmouth mission statement details that the university delights in creating sharing and applying knowledge to make a difference to individuals and societies for the trainee teachers here today I'm sure that you will agree that this mission aligns perfectly with our motivations and values and was certainly one of the many reasons we chose to study here today is an opportunity to thank all of those around us who have provided support comfort and reassurance when we have really needed it on behalf of those who went on placement we thank our placement providers for the opportunities to park a cadet academic knowledge and skills into practice and for developing skills we will use for the of our lives today also provides an opportunity to take a moment to feel proud for the undoubted resilience we have shown for getting back up after every setback for moving on and over any self-doubt and inner criticism we all deserve to feel proud we're a community from the University of Portsmouth and we would take this community spirit on with us the best piece of advice I was given during my time at the University of Portsmouth was to start each day afresh to learn from experiences and to leave negative and setbacks behind and to focus on moving forward I truly believe that regardless of our future endeavors we can all take this approach so today let's celebrate our successes and look to the future to everyone here in the room and everyone who has influenced us during our special time at the University of Portsmouth thanks thanks a million thanks without end [Applause] now at this point in the ceremony is customary for us to hear from our Chancellor Karen Blackett but unfortunately she is not able to be with us today but she never likes to miss a graduation ceremony so she's kindly recorded a short message for us let's hear from Karen Blackett congratulations to all of you this is an immensely proud day for you your friends and your family you should be incredibly proud as I am proud sharing it with you as the Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth now I have sat where you were or where you are 25 years ago and although that was quite a long time ago I remember how emotional the day is I remember the immense sense of pride and joy on my mother and my late father's face as my name was called out to collect the certificate you should feel proud myself and my sister with the first generation in our family to go to university and this may be true for some of you today you are pioneers your time at the University will go on to become a big part of who you are and what you go on to achieve you leave here today at least a foot taller than when you arrived I hope the time at the University has helped you to unlock your true potential and also unlock your self belief as it did me I really want you to try and remember your friends that you have made at the University these are your cheerleaders please also remember the lessons that you have been taught and that you have learned at your time at the University this is your compass you leave the University today and you walk out into a world which may seem uncertain a world of work which may not seem as though there's a really certain future I really don't want you to worry because what you have to do is trust your head and your heart you will need to be strong and resilient you are equipped to deal with this all of the uncertainty and all other changes you've got this most importantly I want you to find your purpose I want you to find your happy now this may not be immediate right now because you have the euphoria of graduating and this ceremony but you need to find it and when you do you need to grab hold of it with both hands as it will guide you through life you have the potential to make the world a much much happier place I wish you Godspeed and I wish you good luck I wish you all the joy and hope in the world in fulfilling a really joyful and happy life now go out change the world and congratulations for being a graduate of the University of Portsmouth I would like to add my congratulations to all of you who have graduated and also to all those who have supported our students while they've been studying at the University I now declare that this congregation is closed please be upstanding for the academic procession [Applause]

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