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Imperial students share their stories at Postgraduate Graduation 2015


Postgraduate Graduation 2015

Imperial students receive their degrees in front of 7,000 friends, family and supporters, over three ceremonies in the Royal Albert Hall today.

Today's event, the largest postgraduate graduation in the College's history will see nearly 3,000 new graduates join an international network of 170,000 alumni, supported by more than 50 alumni associations worldwide.

Congratulating the success of today’s new graduates, Imperial's President Professor Alice P. Gast said:

“This is your day. You will cross this stage and become graduates of one of the greatest universities in the world. It is your day to celebrate.  Enjoy this moment and remember it forever.” 

For a full storify with photos and tweets from the day's events see below.

Silvia Matussi - Italy – MSc Economics and Strategy for Business

Silvia Matussi"Just a few weeks after finishing my course at Imperial I began working in the strategy department for Pepsi Co. I’m really enjoying it and it’s great to be able to put everything that I learned at Imperial to use. My favourite thing about the College is how multicultural it is. On my course I met people from many different backgrounds and walks of life, it was a real melting pot of ideas."


Amina and Clarelisa Camilleri – Italy/ Venezuela - MSc Management

Amina and Clarelisa Camilleri Amina: “I postponed my graduation because I was away working in Mozambique at the time and wanted to graduate with Clarelisa. Although we did the same degree we did it in different streams so didn’t often get to study together.”

Clarelisa: “Since graduating I’ve been working for the European Business Innovation Network in Brussels and now Amina is working in a FinTech start up in Barcelona so it’s nice to be able to come together today to graduate.”

Xijun Luo – China – MSc Economics and Strategy for Business

Xijun Luo"I travelled back to London from Shanghai especially for graduation – since leaving the College I’ve been working for the investment banking department of a Chinese Security company. One of the things I enjoyed most about my course at Imperial was the group work – it was a great way to meet people and I have made so many friends over my time here as a result. I’m still incredibly close with my Canadian roommate too – it was nice to be able to meet up with her again now that I’m back in the UK."

Sam Derthridge - MSc – Department of Civil Engineering

Sam Dethridge"Since leaving Imperial I’ve gone onto work for Parsons Brinckerhoff – a multinational engineering and design company. I work as a geotechnical engineer, which essentially means I work in tunnelling! 

"A highlight of my time at Imperial has to be today’s ceremony – graduating in the Royal Albert Hall was fantastic. It’s a really impressive setting and it has been a great experience."

Fabian Ehrich - Germany -   PhD - Department of Aeronautics

Fabian Ehrich"Finishing my PhD was definitely tiring, and I think I speak for all students when I say that towards the end it was tough! However it was definitely worth it - my time studying in London was amazing. I came here to have an international experience – and I certainly achieved that. I met people from all over the world. Now I’m working for Audi back in Germany, where I’m testing cars to determine their lifespan.


Jon Narcross

Jon Narcross
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