Celebrations, selfies and successes

Meeting so many of this year’s graduates was a huge honour for the alumni team. To be part of your special day, be among the first to see your proud smiles and chat about plans for the future was truly inspiring. Congratulations once again to the Class of 2015! See if you can find yourself in this year’s Flickr albums (at the end of this article) – we have divided these by faculty.

From jubilant mothers who successfully juggled childcare with studies to inspiring individuals who overcame challenges like dyspraxia to achieve amazing results, everyone had an inspiring story to tell. "My face will be aching from smiling so much," said Megan Kenny, BSc(Hons) Forensic Biology. And according to Dave Martin BSc(Hons) Web Design, the ceremony was “the icing on the cake”.

Matt Bestwick, BA(Hons) Primary Education commented: “A brilliant three-year journey. You can always count on staff and peers for support and a laugh”. Abigail Andrews, BA(Hons) Early Childhood, told us “It was the most enjoyable day, everyone made me feel so special!”

For some though, the ceremonies were particularly poignant. Victoria Hale, BA(Hons) Business and Management, remembered her father who was killed in action, by pinning his medals to her graduation robes.

Charlotte Young – ready to join the fight against micro-fibers!Reflections on a huge achievement

We were so pleased to meet so many of you and hear your highlights from experiences studying at UWE Bristol. Charlotte Young, having achieved a first in BA(Hons) Conservation Biology, told us about the "hardest and most rewarding experience" of her degree, helping preserve the slow Ioris in Indonesia. Celebrating with us, Charlotte shared her ambition to combat micro-plastics in marine environments and struck a great pose for our camera! (see picture right).

It was an honour to hear Fern Dunn, MA Curating, say, "UWE Bristol and MA Curating have changed how I see the world. It built up my confidence and I loved every minute".

And according to international student, Yuliya Kosharevska, BA(Hons) Journalism, “What I didn't expect to find here were so many amazing people from all over the world who changed me forever”.

Thanks for the memories. Good luck over the coming year, and check out your selfies, portraits and graduation good cheer below in our Class of 2015 Flickr album.

Arts, Creative Industries and Education

  • Matt Bestwick with his mother

    Title: ACE 001.1

  • Matt Bestwick

    Title: ACE 001.2

  • Charlotte Gough

    Title: ACE 002

  • Paul Warren

    Title: ACE 003

  • Katie O'Connor

    Title: ACE 004.1

  • Katie O'Connor with her parents

    Title: ACE 004.2

  • Katie O'Connor with her parents

    Title: ACE 004.3

  • Dr Jenny Tozer (middle) with her daughters

    Title: ACE 005.1

  • Dr Jenny Tozer

    Title: ACE 005.2

  • Dr Jenny Tozer

    Title: ACE 005.3

  • Caitlin Whytock, Kathryn Phillips and Gemma Burdge

    Title: ACE 006.1

  • Caitlin Whytock, Kathryn Phillips and Gemma Burdge

    Title: ACE 006.2

  • Caitlin Whytock, Kathryn Phillips and Gemma Burdge

    Title: ACE 006.3

  • Hannah Amos

    Title: ACE 007.1

  • Hannah Amos

    Title: ACE 007.2

  • Hannah Amos and Kathryn Phillips

    Title: ACE 007.3

  • Caitlin Whytock, Hannah Amos, Kathryn Phillips and Gemma Burdge

    Title: ACE 007.4

  • Abigail Andrews

    Title: ACE 008.1

  • Abigail Andrews with her daughter Elsie Williams

    Title: ACE 008.4

  • Brigitte Nicolas

    Title: ACE 009.1

  • Brigitte Nicolas with her parents

    Title: ACE 009.2

  • Chong Wen Yi

    Title: ACE 010.1

  • Chong Wen Yi

    Title: ACE 010.2

  • Chong Wen Yi with her boyfriend, Ooi Joshua

    Title: ACE 010.3

  • Yuliya Kosharevska

    Title: ACE 011.2

  • Abdulrahman Ayoola with his younger brothers

    Title: ACE 012.1

  • Abdulrahman Ayoola with his younger brothers

    Title: ACE 012.2

  • Emily Magennis-Prior

    Title: ACE 013

  • William Ward

    Title: ACE 014.1

  • William Ward

    Title: ACE 014.2

  • Daniel Widdowson

    Title: ACE 015.1

  • Daniel Widdowson with his parents

    Title: ACE 015.2

  • Daniel Widdowson with his parents

    Title: ACE 015.3

  • Nakisha Kiely

    Title: ACE 016.1

  • Nakisha Kiely

    Title: ACE 016.2

  • Nila Murali

    Title: ACE 017.1

  • Nila Murali with her parents

    Title: ACE 017.2

  • Nila Murali with her parents

    Title: ACE 017.3

  • Ashley Kirby and Oliver Gabe

    Title: ACE 018.1

  • Ashley Kirby and Oliver Gabe

    Title: ACE 018.2

  • Tabitha Panter

    Title: ACE 019.1

  • Tabitha Panter

    Title: ACE 019.2

  • Jonathan Ho-Tai Li with his mother

    Title: ACE 020.1

  • Jonathan Ho-Tai Li with his mother

    Title: ACE 020.2

  • Jonathan Ho-Tai Li

    Title: ACE 020.3

  • Nadia Abdelaziz

    Title: ACE 021.1

  • Nadia Abdelaziz

    Title: ACE 021.2

  • Julia Ankenbrand

    Title: ACE 022.1

  • Julia Ankenbrand

    Title: ACE 022.2

  • Fern Dunn

    Title: ACE 023.1

  • Fern Dunn

    Title: ACE 023.2

Business and Law

  • Michael Bryant with his father Anthony Bryant

    Title: FBL 001

  • Victoria Hale

    Title: FBL 002.1

  • Victoria Hale and her family

    Title: FBL 002.2

  • George Oosthuizen

    Title: FBL 003.1

  • George Oosthuizen with his parents

    Title: FBL 003.2

  • Shazana Rashid

    Title: FBL 004.1

  • Shazana Rashid with her parents

    Title: FBL 004.2

  • Gauthamy Chakrawarthy

    Title: FBL 005

  • Lamin Bojang

    Title: FBL 006

  • Luke Barker with his mother

    Title: FBL 007.1

  • Luke Barker with his brothers and mother

    Title: FBL 007.2

  • Jasvinder Kaur with her family

    Title: FBL 008.1

  • Jasvinder Kaur with her family

    Title: FBL 008.2

  • Ikenna Aniekwe with his lecturer Iain McDonald

    Title: FBL 009

  • Benjamin Harvey

    Title: FBL 010

  • Chen Sue Wei
Gan Wei Shen
Fong Sau Choun
Eric Chern Khang Chong
Flavian Edward Henry

    Title: FBL 011.1

  • Chen Sue Wei
Gan Wei Shen
Fong Sau Choun
Eric Chern Khang Chong
Flavian Edward Henry

    Title: FBL 011.2

  • Karen Ket Hung Ngu

    Title: FBL 012

  • Chung Shung Shong

    Title: FBL 013

  • Lachmi Singh with Law lecturers

    Title: FBL 014.1

  • Title: FBL 014.2

  • Title: FBL 014.3

  • Sivagamii Rajaratnam and Lekhashinii Nadarajan

    Title: FBL 015

  • Sarah Williams

    Title: FBL 016

  • Marisa Sathiya Seelan (left) and Ardy Kenfo

    Title: FBL 017.1

  • Marisa Sathiya Seelan (left) and Ardy Kenfo

    Title: FBL 017.2

  • Sher Ren Khor

    Title: FBL 018

  • Lavannya Manickam

    Title: FBL 019.1

  • Lavannya Manickam and her father

    Title: FBL 019.2

  • Left to right:
Janani Silvanathan
Vineshini Seger
Roshini Ravindran
Lavannya Manickam

    Title: FBL 020.1

  • Left to right:
Niraimathy Paramsivam
Lavannya Manickam
Janani Silvanathan
Roshini Ravindran
Vineshini Seger

    Title: FBL 020.2

Environment and Technology

  • Jack Saunders with family

    Title: FET 001

  • Jacob Kalengo with his family

    Title: FET 002.1

  • Jacob Kalengo with family

    Title: FET 002.2

  • Title: WILLIAM

  • Left to right:
Cherry Poon
Sraboni Barua
Maria Tzanidaki

    Title: FET 003.1

  • Left to right:
Cherry Poon
Sraboni Barua
Maria Tzanidaki

    Title: FET 003.2

  • Nicholas Young with his girlfriend, Naomi  Bryan who graduated in 2014

    Title: FET 004.1

  • Nicholas Young with his girlfriend, Naomi  Bryan who graduated in 2014

    Title: FET 004.2

  • James Auer and Georgina Clewes

    Title: FET 005.1

  • James Auer and Georgina Clewes

    Title: FET 005.2

  • James Auer and Georgina Clewes

    Title: FET 005.3

  • Patrick Fallon and his tutor Michael Short

    Title: FET 006.1

  • Patrick Fallon and his tutor Michael Short

    Title: FET 006.2

  • Simon and Amy Hill

    Title: FET 007.1

  • Left to right:
Robert Sparey 
Associate Head of Department (Geography and Planning), Nicholas Smith 
Chris Sweet
Senior Lecturer, Adam Sheppard
Richard Price

    Title: FET 008.1

  • Left to right:
Robert Sparey 
Associate Head of Department (Geography and Planning), Nicholas Smith 
Chris Sweet
Senior Lecturer, Adam Sheppard
Richard Price

    Title: FET 008.3

  • Rhys Laval and Ethan Grant

    Title: FET 009

  • Dan Hamilton

    Title: FET 010.1

  • Dan Hamilton with his girlfriend Jen Marshall

    Title: FET 010.2

  • Dan Hamilton and his girlfriend Jen Marshall

    Title: FET 010.5

  • Dan Hamilton and his girlfriend Jen Marshall

    Title: FET 010.6

  • Evan Loh

    Title: FET 011.1

  • Evan Loh

    Title: FET 011.2

  • James Grey

    Title: FET 012.1

  • James Grey

    Title: FET 012.2

  • David Martin Alexander Martin

    Title: FET 013.1

  • David Martin Alexander Martin and his family

    Title: FET 013.2

  • David Martin Alexander Martin and his family

    Title: FET 013.3

  • Title: DSC_0118

  • Stephen Summerhayes

    Title: FET 014.1

  • Stephen Summerhayes

    Title: FET 014.2

  • Stephen Summerhayes

    Title: FET 014.3

  • Natasha Heaney

    Title: FET 015.2

  • Natasha Heaney and her family

    Title: FET 015.3

  • Natasha Heaney and her family

    Title: FET 015.4

  • Natasha Heaney

    Title: FET 015.5

  • Left to right:
Laura Barnford
Anthony Hill
Sam Riches
Ed Cross
Deidre Toher

    Title: FET 016.1

  • Left to right:
Laura Barnford
Anthony Hill
Sam Riches
Ed Cross
Deidre Toher

    Title: FET 016.2

Health and Applied Sciences

  • Chantal Woog

    Title: HAS 001.1

  • Chantal Woog

    Title: HAS 001.2

  • Dalia Jiji and Stella Egwuonwu with Sir Ian Carruthers

    Title: HAS 002

  • Kayna Denham, Emma Rigby and Hanna Book

    Title: HAS 003

  • Mark Renison

    Title: HAS 004

  • Maura Collins with some of her tutors from Diagnostic Imaging
Donna Dimond (on far right)

    Title: HAS 005

  • Nicki Swales

    Title: HAS 006

  • James Ball and Fred Hudd

    Title: HAS 007

  • Tom Moffat with his father and brother

    Title: HAS 008

  • Megan Kenny, Joe Pring, Corisande Evans, Frances Bathurst, and Stephanie Riddell

    Title: HAS 009

  • Emma Dudley-Hammatt and Dan Tuckett

    Title: HAS 010

  • James Riley with his girlfriend, Joana Salkauskaite who graduated in 2014

    Title: HAS 011

  • Charlotte Young

    Title: HAS 012.1

  • Charlotte Young

    Title: HAS 012.2

  • Aaron Jones and Sam Marten

    Title: HAS 013

  • Kishan Shrees

    Title: HAS 014.1

  • Kishan Shrees with his family

    Title: HAS 014.2

  • Amira Ahmed

    Title: HAS 015.1

  • Amira Ahmed with her mother

    Title: HAS 015.2

  • Amira Ahmed with her mother

    Title: HAS 015.4

  • Amira Ahmed with her mother

    Title: HAS 015.5

  • Amira Ahmed with Aida Abzhaparova

    Title: HAS 015.6

  • Amira Ahmed with Aida Abzhaparova

    Title: HAS 015.8

  • Rose Derricourt and Lauren Gatting

    Title: HAS 016.1

  • Rose Derricourt and Lauren Gatting

    Title: HAS 016.2

  • Rose Derricourt and Lauren Gatting

    Title: HAS 016.3

  • Rose Derricourt and Lauren Gatting

    Title: HAS 016.4

  • Rose Derricourt and Lauren Gatting

    Title: HAS 016.5

  • Louisa Loveridge, Tammy Howells, Tara Davies and Vicki Bennett

    Title: HAS 017.1

  • Louisa Loveridge, Tammy Howells, Tara Davies and Vicki Bennett

    Title: HAS 017.2

  • Kath Mann

    Title: HAS 018.1

  • Kath Mann with her family

    Title: HAS 018.2

  • Kath Mann with her family

    Title: HAS 018.3

  • Tarisayi Nyamapfene with her family

    Title: HAS 019.1

  • Tarisayi Nyamapfene with her family

    Title: HAS 019.2

  • Atoyebi Bukola Victoria

    Title: HAS 020.1

  • Atoyebi Bukola Victoria with her friend, Beverly Ikpi who is also studying at UWE

    Title: HAS 020.2

  • Atoyebi Bukola Victoria with her fiance, Paul and friend, Beverly.

    Title: HAS 020.3

  • Etunknisa Abasiama Bassey

    Title: HAS 021.1

  • Etunknisa Abasiama Bassey

    Title: HAS 021.2

  • Michele Kok

    Title: HAS 022.1

  • Michele Kok

    Title: HAS 022.2

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