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First Winter Graduation for ECS students

Published: 19 December 2008

Seventy ECS students graduated in the University's first winter Graduation ceremony.

Most of the ECS students who graduated on 17 December had taken the one-year MSc degree, which runs for twelve months from October. The MSc degree covers ten different subject areas, and is intended to be a prestigious one-year course at the cutting edge of technology, in subjects for which there is great demand for industry.

'This has been the best day of my life,' said Mustansar Ghazanfar, who graduated top of his class in the MSc in Software Engineering.


Muddasser Alam, also graduating with an MSc in Software Engineering, said that he had never been to a ceremony like this before, but that he was extremely impressed, and that it was a special day for him.


In another unusual feature of the graduation ceremony, the academic party was piped into the Graduation Hall by Dr Peter Wilson, of ECS, who is an expert bagpiper.

Both Mustansar and Mudasser are writing blogs on their life in the School, and you can also view a video of the graduation with their comments.

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