Graduation day celebrated graduates' achievements

Prof Kagioglou presenting an award at the Graduation Award Ceremony

Professor Kagioglou (right), Head of School, presenting an award

The School of the Built Environment's Graduation Day 2012 represented the culmination of several years of academic study and the consistent satisfaction of challenging standards of performance.

All our graduating students have reached a significantly important stage in their personal and professional development. During their time in the School of the Built Environment, some have demonstrated true excellence and their achievements were acclaimed in our prize-giving ceremony on 18th July.

See photographs of the event which included a welcome speech from our Vice Chancellor Martin Hall, a congratulatory speech from Mike Kagioglou our Head of School, our guest speaker Roy Cavanagh who received an MBE for services to the Construction Industry in 2010, and was also attended by Peter Brandon OBE who gained a doctorate of the University of Salford, celebrating his service to the academic community, specifically in the establishment of the built environment as a legitimate subject for academic study and research.

Our graduates rightfully deserve the rewards and recognition that Graduation Day brings. Many others, however, have contributed to their success – academic staff and professional services staff of the School and University, family and friends, employers and sponsors – all have created the means by which success has been achieved and deserve their appropriate share of the credit.  See the list of Prizes awarded.

The built environment has always been important to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of nations and communities.  The Olympic Games will be a showcase of the design, management and technical skills of professionals and craftsmen who operate in this industry. Furthermore, whether it is developing and maintaining the national housing stock, designing, constructing and operating significant public and private buildings, creating and improving national and regional infrastructure or providing local technical or specialist services, one can be sure that built environment professionals will be called upon to provide their expertise.

Our graduates are very well prepared to rise to future challenges and it is a pleasure and honour to share this celebration with them.