2019 graduation: 10 memories to take away

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In July, more than 6,000 students were on campus to receive their degrees at ceremonies held at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and celebrate across campus. Here are 10 of our best things to remember from this year's graduations.

1. A flock of Liverbirds

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Incase I haven’t made it obvious already, we’re officially graduates🎓

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University isn't just about the skills and the qualification, it's the friends you meet along the way. We love the big smiles in front of the Victoria Gallery & Museum in this photo!


2. The queen that raised a king

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The 👸🏾👸🏾 that Raised a 🤴🏿

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Graduation is a celebration not just for our new graduates, but for all the family and friends who have contributed to their success. We saw a lot of proud, crying parents during graduation week, and this was one of the highlights! 


3. Welcoming our honorary graduates

Heidi Thomas and Stephen McGann


We awarded nine honorary degrees across the week, beginning with former regeneration chief, Max Steinberg on Monday and finishing with Liverpool alumna, US District Judge Wendy Beetlestone on Friday. Other recipients included BBC director general, Lord Tony Hall; internationally renowned artists The Singh Twins; founder of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Professor Ray Donnelly; writer and producer, Heidi Thomas; actor and science communicator, Stephen McGann (both pictured above); and  Justice of the High Court, Sir Stephen Cobb. Read more…


4. Remember the joy 

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So happy to have graduated with a 2:1 this year 🙂🎓

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There were plenty of caps being thrown in celebration all week! This one on Abercromby Square was perfectly timed!


5. Congratulations!

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congratulations to @angelchen1030 !

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Big smiles and sun shine were on display for most of the week, and graduates made the most of it with photos on University Square! Though there were not quite as many on Friday...



6. Perserverance!

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*WARNING* : A typical message that captions the killer graduation photo! In the simplest form, my journey to Liverpool wasn’t straight forward; lacking confidence in myself, thinking I was not capable of taking on the challenge of starting an Architectural degree, let alone, finishing. But as you take the time to look at my graduation posts...what you’ll see is a resilient woman who took a step to grow in: intelligence, skill, perseverance, grace, humility, patience and endurance. This degree brought me to my knees...literally and metaphorically lol and all I can do is give thanks to God for trusting me to handle this journey. ✨ Today : 18 . 07 . 19 ‘Onwards and Upwards’

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Getting your degree takes a lot of hard work and perserverance. Well done to all the Class of 2019!  


7. Inspirational graduates

Student Speaker Elizabeth Hancock Delivering Her Speech 

Each ceremony included a fantastic contribution from a student speaker, who was chosen to represent their graduating cohort. Read about one graduate, Beth's, story. Management School graduate Elizabeth Hancock (pictured above) spoke at the first ceremony on Monday and said: “Before leaving home to come to University four years ago, I wasn’t sure what the future had in store for me… I was prepared to learn, explore, and make new friends and develop as an individual. As I stand here today, I am proud to say that I made the best decision to come to the University of Liverpool.” Read more… 


8. Skyline views

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the best day with my faves ❤️❤️❤️ #livunigrad

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We love this pic of Beth and her friends on their graduation day! Beth gave an amazing speech in her graduation ceremony, now it’s time to relax and enjoy the view!


9. A global University

 The Stage at XJTLUs graduation

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from our partner university in China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) last week. We hope you had a fantastic day and are proud of what you have achieved! Over 2,900 students received their degrees in ceremonies held between Wednesday 24 – Friday 26 July at XJTLU’s Central Building in Suzhou.


10. New alumni

Welcome to all of the Class of 2019 to your alumni network. Find out more about our offer to you and how to keep in touch using the Class of 2019 website