UEL leaders celebrate graduation with students at Metropolitan College, Greece
College based in Athens and Thessaloniki has been a partner of UEL for seven years
Senior leadership staff from the University of East London (UEL) travelled to Greece to celebrate the graduation of students from Metropolitan College (pictured above), one of UEL’s key academic partners with campuses in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Professor Hassan Abdalla, UEL’s Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor attended the first of two graduation ceremonies at Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall.Professor Abdalla, who is also the Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of UEL's College of Arts, Technology, and Innovation at UEL, told students graduating at the ceremony, “I am very happy to be here with you all celebrating this milestone. UEL deeply values its international partnerships, which enriches our diversity as a university and provides staff and students with opportunities to study in other countries.
“Whether you enter the world of work, or further study, I encourage you to keep in touch with UEL as our alumni. We are proud of you.”
Dean Curtis, UEL’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, attended the second graduation ceremony at the same venue, and delivered a keynote speech.
During his speech, Mr Curtis told students, “Your degree award is the culmination of thousands of hours of study and is deserved recognition not only of your academic achievement but your work ethic and your determination to succeed.
“As innovative and progressive education institutions, Metropolitan College and the University of East London have enjoyed a unique partnership over the past seven years involving more than 50 programmes and 4,000 students to date.
“We are extremely proud of our collaboration. Working together, we have been able to deliver high-quality degree courses to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your ambitions in your chosen careers.”
Mr Curtis emphasised that degree courses had been designed to give students the most contemporary knowledge and experience necessary, to ensure they responded to the ever-changing demands of the Greek and international employment market.
He continued, “I am also delighted to tell you that in the most comprehensive global league table of universities aged under 50, UEL was recently ranked in world’s top 200, and 45th in the world for our international outlook, so you can be sure that your UEL degrees will held in high esteem by employers.”
Metropolitan College teaches a number of UEL degree-level courses including architecture, computing, engineering, education, business, health sciences, music, and psychology.
Courses are taught in Greek and some are taught in Greek and English. Students also have access to a UEL link tutor when required. The degree award is conferred by UEL.