On the 14th and 15th November, ARUL celebrated the achievements of approximately 500 graduates completing their Awards in September 2022, at two graduation ceremonies. Both were organised within the wonderful medieval setting of Chelmsford Cathedral, where guests and academics applauded our graduates as they were introduced by the Principal to the Vice-Chancellor, who acknowledged their success as they crossed the stage wearing traditional academic gowns and mortar boards to rapturous celebrations.
Each ceremony began with the formal academic procession, where live musicians sounded the arrival of the ARUL academic staff following the academic mace, before the University mace led the Vice-Chancellor's party to the stage. Following a stirring celebratory speech by the Vice-Chancellor, each student had their name and Award read to the audience by the Principal; whereby they crossed the stage as a sign of their progression from student to graduate. The presentation of graduates was interrupted at each ceremony by an inspirational speech by a senior ARUL academic, before returning to the reading of names. Finally, the Vice-Chancellor formally conferred the Awards to all presented, to loud celebrations.
The formal ceremonies were followed by many photographs of graduates with friends, families, and academics, with much throwing of mortar boards, many flowers, tear of joy and much happiness. Even the rain on the 15th failed to dampen the celebratory mood of the gathering. Graduates, families and academics then proceeded to the University Chelmsford Campus for drinks and further celebrations.
Both events were streamed live and will be available to view on YouTube soon.
Many congratulations to all of our excellent new graduates.
Graduation: November 2022