Recognising graduates’ success in Hong Kong

Two presentation ceremonies honour our graduates in Hong Kong
Being a student these days involves far more pressure than was the case a genera
Almost 200 graduates attended the presentation ceremony for HKU SPACE
Being a student these days involves far more pressure than was the case a generation or two ago. I admire you all for the efforts you’ve made and I celebrate your success with you.

Last weekend saw celebrations to mark the achievements of graduates who studied with the University of London International Programmes in Hong Kong.

About 240 graduates attended two presentation ceremonies hosted in Hong Kong by the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong School of Professional Education and Executive Development (PolyU SPEED), which are both Affiliate Centres for the University of London International Programmes.

Representing the University of London International Programmes at the PolyU SPEED event on Saturday 19 January were the Dean, Professor Jonathan Kydd; Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Bollington; Director of the Undergraduate Laws Programme, Professor Jenny Hamilton; and Deputy Director of the Undergraduate Laws Programme, Simon Askey.

Joining them at the HKU SPACE event on Sunday 20 January were Programme Director for Computing, Dr Maggie Cooper; Dr Jan Stockdale, Dean of the University of London International Programmes at LSE; and Isabella Chaney, Director MBA HKU SPACE.

Speaking at the events, Professor Kydd said: “Today is a celebration of those graduating. Being a student these days involves far more pressure than was the case a generation or two ago. I admire you all for the efforts you’ve made and I celebrate your success with you.

He went on to add: “The world in the years to come will be driven by its knowledge economy, and those with education and skills will excel in it. It is the goal of the International Programmes to play a leading role in creating that global knowledge economy, in providing the excellent educational opportunities of the University of London to young people, and not so young people, across the world.”

Hong Kong  has one of the largest student populations for the University of London International Programmes, with about 2,250 people currently studying for a range of qualifications, in subjects such as law (LLB and LLM), banking and finance, computing, MBA International Management.