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Liverpool – 16 August 2018 – The University of Liverpool celebrated almost 1,100 graduates from its online master’s, doctoral and postgraduate certificate programmes during ceremonies and events in Liverpool. More than 400 online graduates, representing 84 countries attended the celebrations in Liverpool from 16th-20th July 2018. The latest graduating class joins the University of Liverpool’s worldwide network of more than 219,000 alumni located across 171 countries.

“We are delighted to celebrate all of the hard work, passion and dedication of our 2018 graduates who tuned-in live or travelled across the world with family and friends to join us here in Liverpool,” said Professor Gavin Brown, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education. “Our highly-skilled graduates will not only be making a positive difference in their fields but in their local communities and beyond.”

In addition to graduation, students had the opportunity to meet fellow classmates and faculty members at the Online Graduates Recognition Ceremony and Reception at St. George’s Hall in Liverpool.

“For many of our graduates, it’s the first time they are meeting in person,” said Professor Brown. “It serves as a fantastic networking opportunity, connecting people from across the globe in diverse disciplines and at various organisational levels.”

The reception also honoured 12 graduates from several online programmes who were present to receive Dissertation of the Year Awards and Student of the Year Awards, given for outstanding performance throughout the programme. This full list of award recipients include:

Dissertation of the Year Awards

  • Bernadette Casey, an MSc in Marketing graduate from Italy
  • Ronan Damasco, an MSc in Computer and Information Security graduate from Brazil
  • Darren Davies, an MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management graduate from Brazil
  • Dominique Garingan, an LLM in Technology and Intellectual Property Law graduate from Canada
  • Amanda Greaney, an MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology graduate from the UK
  • David Korherr, an MSc in Corporate Finance graduate from Germany
  • Damian Pang, an MSc in Psychology graduate from the Hong Kong
  • Perrine Rennard, an MSc in Psychology graduate from the Hong Kong
  • Omar Lopez Vergara, an MSc in Applied Psychology graduate from Mexico
  • Louise-Marie Walker, an MSc in Mental Health Psychology graduate from the UK

Student of the Year Awards

  • Claudia Attard Haber, an MSc in International Accounting and Finance graduate from Malta
  • Julian Bond, an MSc in Psychology graduate from the UK
  • Eleanor Briggs, an MSc in Global Marketing graduate from the UK
  • Stella Chibuike-Ezike, an MSc in Information Systems Management graduate from Nigeria
  • Helen Foster, an MSc in Mental Health Psychology graduate from the UK
  • Karen Gopaul, an MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology graduate from Trinidad and Tobago
  • Brian Harlow, a Master of Business Administration graduate from the USA
  • Temizel Selin, a Master of Public Health graduate from Germany
  • Manuel Weiland, an LLM in Technology and Intellectual Property Law graduate from Germany
  • Darren Woodlands, an MSc in Project Management graduate from Canada
  • Omar Lopez Vergara, an MSc in Applied Psychology graduate from Mexico

“Studying online was such a rewarding experience, and I’m so proud that I’ve done it with the University of Liverpool,” said Claudia Attard Haber, an MSc in International Accounting and Finance graduate. “It has helped me enhance my knowledge and experience, as well as my career.”

Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year at the University of Liverpool and graduates from the online programmes have the option to receive their degree or certificate in person.

Designed for working professionals, the University of Liverpool’s fully online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career—from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the knowledge and skills to achieve immediate professional impact.

For more information about the University of Liverpool’s online programmes, please visit www.online.liverpool.ac.uk.

About the University of Liverpool Online Programmes
The University of Liverpool consistently ranks in the top 200 of universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables* and is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities. Students from more than 160 countries are studying for postgraduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees online with the University of Liverpool. These programmes are provided in partnership with online learning expert, Laureate Online Education. For more information, visit online.liverpool.ac.uk
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*Times Higher Education’s World Rankings 2017-2018 – 177th; QS World University Rankings® 2018-19 – 151st; Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150.

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