Students celebrated their achievements by raising a glass with their peers, family, friends and academics in the historic Octagon. After this, the Class of 2017 gathered in front of the Queens’ Building for the traditional group photo.
Each year, the School of Geography gives out a number of awards in recognition of exceptional academic achievement. Recipients from the graduating third year included:
"My degree provided me with the intellectual rigour and practical skills that are relevant and indispensable regardless of which industry or career I pursue after graduation", said top of the class student, Koh.
PhD student James Brand who also graduated today, said: "I’m very proud to be graduating today, and happy that at QMUL I had the opportunity to work on research that addressed an important environmental issue." His PhD research, which was supervised by Professor Kate Spencer, focused on 'Assessing the risk of pollution from historic landfills'.
Professor David Pinder, formerly of School of Geography at QMUL, who now works at Roskilde University in Denmark also joined the celebrations as two of his PhD students Casper Laing Ebbensgaard and Cecile Sachs Olsen, also graduated today.
Head of School, Professor Alison Blunt, said: "My colleagues and I are delighted to celebrate the success of the graduating class of 2017. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with our undergraduate and PhD students who are graduating today. Many congratulations on your achievements and very best wishes for the future. We look forward to keeping in touch and welcoming you back to alumni events."