Liverpool John Moores University

Forward-thinking, dynamic, ambitious – Welcome to LJMU. With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, LJMU is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. LJMU’s research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives, and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. LJMU is the first step on the path to a successful career and the journey to the best years of your life begins by becoming an undergraduate student at LJMU. LJMU-in partnership with Westford University college, UAE was delighted to finally be able to celebrate their student's fantastic achievements in person at a formal felicitation ceremony “La Reussite”, held at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on Feb-27-2022.
The Class of 2020/2021 demonstrated incredible tenacity and resilience as they forged ahead with their studies at the very beginning of the pandemic. We understand the importance of recognizing the completion of their studies and marking this occasion in a way that acknowledges the hard work and perseverance shown in finishing their degree. Now that circumstances permit, we decided to honor the students that persevered despite obstacles with a physical felicitation ceremony.
The LJMU-WUC felicitation ceremony saw the graduates of 2020/21 take to the stage with Dr.Elena Teso, head of International Partnerships and a senior faculty, LJMU, and Dr.Katie Hyslop, Senior Faculty LJMU conferring awards to the 57 students across 30 nationalities. The other dignitaries were Firoz Tharinil, Founder & CEO of Westford Education Group, Hanil Haridas, Co-founder & CEO of Westford University College, and Anil Ahluwalia, Academic Director, Westford Education Group. The students represented the University's three faculties of Management: International Business, Finance, and Marketing.
Ms. Sharmila Subrahmaniam, course leader, LJMU commenced the ceremony by announcing the names of the graduates. It was an emotional moment for two students that were honored as 2020 and 2021 valedictorians. The day, signposting the significant milestone in all of the students’ lives, was full of tears of relief, laughter, and joy, as they look forward to the next part of their journey. For staff and tutors, it was an enjoyable reminder of what their hard work enables for so many people. The atmosphere was electric.
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