Award ceremonies highlight BU achievements
BU’s annual Award Ceremonies are underway at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Tuesday’s ceremonies featured graduands from the School of Health & Social Care, Academic Services and the Graduate School.
University Pro-Chancellor, Lady Joan Appleyard, opened the ceremonies by saying that everyone gathered was there to “celebrate our graduates’ achievements – and it’s a delight to do so.
“Graduating proves you have great determination and commitment as well as having done a great deal of hard work,” she told the audience.
The University’s former Director of Human Resources, Michael Riordan, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts for his contribution to BU’s success during two eventful and successful decades.
Dr Riordan previously held senior executive posts in the NHS and was a key member of the University’s Executive Team, particularly during the past five years when the University’s national and international profile has strengthened considerably.
University Orator, Alan Hunt, praised Dr Riordan’s “determination, patience & skill” describing him further as a “dependable colleague, an astute manager of change and a wise advisor.”
“I’ve always said that the benefits of higher education usually take about five years to show through,” he said. “In the meantime, I encourage you to get a good job in a good organisation and to learn and grow from the experience.”
Congratulations to those awarded prizes during the ceremonies in celebration of their outstanding student achievements. These include:
The DorsetCounty Council PQSW Prize – Sally Ann Lee, BA (Hons) Vulnerable Adults / Community Care Practice
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