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Graduation brings record numbers to Brighton

In 2017 the graduation ceremonies returned to the Brighton Centre, where summer ceremonies were held in the 1980s and 1990s.

Record numbers of students will graduate from the University of Sussex this week, bringing more than 10,000 visitors to Brighton.

The University will award degrees to 3,862 finalists from 106 countries, during a week of ceremonies at the Brighton Centre. A further 10,300 guests will attend the event, making it the biggest Sussex graduation event ever held.

Vice-Chancellor, Adam Tickell, said: “University of Sussex students have continually told us that they love Brighton, and that they find Sussex to be a welcoming place to live. Many of them choose to stay and contribute to the vibrant and multi-cultural community in our city.

“The University was founded in 1961 to foster innovative thinking and creative minds. Now, more than ever, it is vital that we instill our young people with the ability to think critically and evaluate their options in an ever-changing world.

“Sussex is committed to helping students from all backgrounds to access the benefits of higher education. The students graduating this week represent a wide spectrum of diversity, aged from 19 to 74, and from more than 106 countries.

“I could not be prouder of this year’s graduates from the University of Sussex. They are the embodiment of energy, hope and possibility for the future, and it is with this spirit that we endeavor to continue Sussex’s legacy.”

Graduation takes place at the Brighton Centre, from Monday to Friday. The University’s Chancellor, the actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, will present graduands with their degrees at 12 ceremonies across the week. The ceremonies will be streamed live to friends and families across the UK and around the world.

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Monday, 17 July 2017

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