Class of 2020 Legacy

2020 has been a very different kind of year for all. Whilst we’ve been faced with challenges that we never expected, our Class of 2020 students took these challenges in their stride to finish their degrees. With ceremonies postponed, we held virtual celebrations to congratulate the Class of 2020 on their success and completing a difficult year in unprecedented times. Below are some highlights and special messages from the celebration. We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2020 back for their physical graduation ceremony when guidelines allow.

Highlights from the Class of 2020 Virtual Celebrations

Congratulations from Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal and Shamima Akter, President Students’ Union.



Special messages from Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of London.


Special messages from Friends of Queen Mary University of London-

Chris Hadfield, Lord Dr Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox CBE, Catherine May, Sir Ken Olisa OBE, Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel, KT, Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar.


Special messages from Friends of Queen Mary University of London-

Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE, DL, Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, Hon. Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, Dr Tristram Hunt, Isabelle Jenkins, Sandra Wallace.


Special message from Lord Robert Winston.


Special message from President of Barts and The London Association, Megan Annetts