City Hall opened its doors to our second cohort of graduates on Wednesday the 7th of October. The prestigious venue was filled with proud family and friends who came to see both our BSc (Honours) Business and Enterprise degree students and Business and Enterprise HND students receive their awards.
Our Principal Roxanne Stockwell began the ceremony with a warm welcome to all and congratulated our students for all their successes. Roxanne shared the many great projects our students have pioneered and taken part in; the student led social enterprise project ‘Once Upon A Doug’ in India that will be handed down to future cohorts and marketing projects for companies such as Direct Line and Savills to name just a few.
Roxanne was joined on the stage by our keynote speaker, Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate, CVE and Chair of the Pearson College London Academic Board who was shared his warm wishes and advice for our graduates with their next steps. This was followed by a special awards ceremony by Will Holt, Head of our Business School. Some of our students gained awards from big industry names such as WPP and Unilever.
The ceremony came to an end with some closing words from Mark Anderson, Managing Director of Pearson UK. For both students and guests it was a truly special event to be able to share with both Mark Anderson and Lord David Puttnam.
Following the ceremony, the graduates and their guests made their way to the spectacular 9th floor of City Hall ‘London’s Living Room’, for a celebratory champagne reception and breath-taking views of Tower Bridge, which set the scene for some amazing graduation photos!
"The graduation was a perfect way to end my time with Pearson College London. Catching up with classmates and celebrating together the achievement of obtaining our degrees. The aftermath of drinks and canapes would not be seen at any other university, but as always Pearson College London strived to be different. I had a fantastic day celebrating!"
Craig Morfield, BSc (Honours) Business and Enterprise Graduate
"The ceremony was educational, one of the speakers informed the attendees about Pearson's History - the most significant part being that Pearson first started out as an engineering company and built the first Blackwall Tunnel. Overall the day was nice and relaxed, I liked that the group of graduates was small and so it felt more personal. I have attended a very large ceremony before and it didn't feel as special for the students!"
Eleonine Ebob, BSc (Honours) Business and Enterprise Graduate
A huge congratulations to all of our graduates!