Matthew graduated with first-class Honours and commences the LPC in September. He said: “The most exciting part of the course for me was taking part in the moot court debates. You are given a legal scenario to research and then you have to argue it in front of a panel of judges. It was scary but I am so glad I was able to do it.”
Stacey will graduate this autumn with a projected first-class Honours degree. She was commended by the Directorate of Learning Disability Services for her high standard of care and professionalism, and was invited to form part of the steering group for the 2012 Chief Nursing Officer Wales Annual Conference – the first student to ever be asked. She said: “I feel enthused, empowered and eager to start my nursing career. Truthfully, I regard my biggest achievement as being able to empower and help people with learning disabilities live their lives in the way they choose.”
Kätlin, 23, from Estonia, graduated with first-class Honours. She received the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Prize for the Best Overall Performance in the Final Year. She has accepted a position as an auditor with Ernst and Young in Estonia. She said: The degree has prepared me extremely well for my future career.”
Marius Miknis, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development
Marius, 22, from Lithuania, graduated with first-class Honours and starts his PhD at Glamorgan in October. He said: The most surprising thing for me was how much I was able to learn. When I started the degree, I didn’t know any programming at all and now I can program for many devices in several different programming languages.
Cheri, 21, from Aberdare, will graduate from the Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) in autumn with a projected first-class Honours degree. She won first prize at the British Journal of Midwifery awards for Student Midwife of the Year. She was nominated for her involvement in the running an antenatal programme for pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers in the local community. She said: “I feel privileged to be involved in the care of every woman I care for.”
Melissa Hedges, BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
Melissa, 21, from Newport, graduated with first-class Honours. Melissa received the Michael Parnell Prize. This prize is awarded to students with creative achievement in prose. Melissa is joining the MPhil in Writing in October 2012.
Khaled, from Saudi Arabia, graduated with first-class Honours. He will start his MSc in Wireless and Microwave Communications in October. He said: “Glamorgan has taught me to follow my dreams and believe in my own capabilities.”
Vincent North, BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance
Vincent, from the Isle of Wight, is graduating with first-class Honours. He has been accepted for the MSc Performance Coaching, alongside a funded internship with the Football Association of Wales where he will be doing performance analysis.
Matthew, 27, from Dorset graduated with a first-class Honours degree. He worked as a software engineer throughout his degree and will soon start a new job as a web developer. Matthew won two BCS prizes for his work at University – Best Project and Outstanding Performance. “Winning these prizes was great and made me feel like all of my hard work had been recognised by the faculty,” he said.
Cerys, who graduated with first-class Honours, studied the degree on a part time basis. She won two industry awards: Institution of Civil Engineers Student Prize for the Best Final Year Student Performance and the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust (SWIEET) for the Best Engineering Student 2011-2012.
Hazel Wallace, BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences
Hazel, 21, from Dundalk in Ireland, is graduating with first-class Honours. She will also receive ‘The Award Leader’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement’ for achieving the highest grades. She has accepted an offer to study Medicine at Cardiff in September.
Ryan Miller, BSc (Hons) Mathematics
Ryan, 21, from Cardiff, is graduating with first-class Honours. Ryan, who came through Clearing, said: “Three years ago I just finished Sixth Form and University was a new and exciting place. I didn’t know what to expect but I was looking forward to finding out. Now I have so many options.”
Gaye Guerin, BA (Hons) English
Gaye, 53, graduated with first-class Honours from the BA (Hons) English. She said: “Hearing I am to have two poems published in The London Magazine is very exciting. But all those smaller steps were equally rewarding – starting with the day I took a deep breath and applied for the course. “
Holly Stott Penna, BA (Hons) Journalism
Holly, 21, from Penzance, graduated with a 2:1. She said: “I was given a £1,000 budget from BT as part of the Big Voice programme and produced a short anti-drink driving advert that will be shown on the live screens in city centres during the run up to the Olympics.”
Lisa Kraml, BSc (Hons) Psychology
Lisa, 23 from Linz in Austria, is graduating with first-class Honours. Lisa said: “We got really great research opportunities and the psychology equipment available to students is simply incredible. At most other Universities, you’re considered a student number, but at Glamorgan you get to know the amazing people that teach you.”
Lewis Mould, BSc (Hons) Physical Geography
Lewis, 23, from Newport, is graduating with first-class Honours. He said: “The highlight of the course was a field trip to Uganda and Kenya. We conducted a study into the effect of climate change on the rural communities of Uganda on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government and the UN.”
Kirsty Tate, BA (Hons) Performance and Media
Kirsty, 22, from Sleights, North Yorkshire, is graduating with first-class Honours. She said: “Being the writer, producer, actor, director, costume design, cinematographer and editor of your own film is something to be incredibly proud of.”
John, 48, graduated with first-class Honours and plans to become a school teacher or university lecturer. He said: “I have learned a completely new set of skills whilst taking this course which will be an invaluable asset to me as I continue my career.”
Michelle Deasey, BA (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Michelle, 22, from Merthyr Tydfil, is graduating with first-class Honours. She has a job as a Sourcing Support Coordinator at a procurement outsourcing company. She said: “Glamorgan’s course gave me the opportunity to undertake a placement year, something that other universities did not. I would definitely recommend it. The experience you get is invaluable.”
Marie Model, BSc (Hons Lighting Design and Technology
Marie, 24, from Herrnhut in Germany, is graduating with first-class Honours. She said: “The networking opportunities provided by the University’s connections with industry have given me an invaluable jump-start in my career.
Max Statham, BA (Hons) Performance and Media
Max, 21, from Winchester, is graduating with first-class Honours. He said: “The course has given me such versatility in terms of my skills and experience. I have learnt how to plan, and record and present a radio show; how to write a film script; how to create mediated performances; how to edit and make films, as well as try my hand at television presenting.”
Luke Liddle, BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science
Luke, 22, from Holcombe in Devon, is graduating with first-class Honours. He developed an interest in high altitude research in his last year and plans a career as a sport scientist. He said: “The highlight of my time at University was winning two league titles with the football 2nds and winning the BUCS Cup Final in my final year.”
Hannah Perry, BA (Hons) Journalism
Hannah, 21, from Brynna, near Pontyclun, is graduating with first-class Honours. After graduating, she is hoping to go and live in France for a few months to do a journalism-related work placement. She said: “I have surprised myself in so many ways over the last three years and my confidence has soared as a result of having to talk to anybody and everybody with a deadline to work to.”