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Past ceremonies

Find out more about our recent graduation ceremonies, and see images and videos from the day.

Highlights of the 2017 Graduation Ceremony, including the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Hollywood actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Relive our past graduation ceremonies

The 2017 London Graduation Ceremony took place on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at the Barbican Centre, London.

Internationally acclaimed actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa.

Attendees of the morning session were addressed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

The 2016 London Graduation Ceremony was held on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at the Barbican Centre, London.

The Princess Royal presented Honorary Doctor of Science degrees to Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, CEO of SIM Global Education, and Dr Rolph Payet FGRS, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

The 2015 London Graduation Ceremony was held on Wednesday 11 March 2015 at the Barbican Centre, London.

An Honorary Doctorate of Law was awarded to Nigeria’s Aare Afe Babalola, a distinguished member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

The 2014 London Graduation Ceremony was held on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at the Barbican Centre, London.

Nearly 3,000 people, including over 900 graduates, attended the ceremony held on 19 March 2013 at the Barbican Centre, London.

Over 2,400 graduates and guests travelled from around the world to attend the London Graduation Ceremony at the Barbican Centre on Tuesday 13 March 2012.

In the evening, almost 600 people attended the Formal Graduation Dinner, where they were treated to a fine dining banquet in London’s lavish Grand Connaught Rooms.

The morning ceremony began with a speech from our Chancellor, Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Princess Royal, who congratulated graduates on their achievements.

A number of representatives from our teaching institutions also attended the reception, including Dr John Cribbin, School Secretary & Registrar for HKU SPACE, and Julie Noone, Head of Kaplan Business School.

The most enjoyable thing was in seeing such a wide range of nationalities involved at the ceremony, truly a global array of students, as well as the evident delight of the graduates in being presented for their degrees. It certainly felt like a happy occasion.

Dr John Cribbin