Middlesex University Dubai, the leading provider of British higher education in the Gulf region and the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London, celebrated its 7th Annual Graduation Ceremony at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai on the 3rd of November 2012. The graduation ceremony welcomed over 1300 guests. More than 370 students, out of the 570 graduates in 2012, attended the ceremony.
Academics and dignitaries, including Middlesex University London Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Driscoll, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise Professor Waqar Ahmed and Professor Raed Awamleh Pro Vice Chancellor Middlesex University and Director of Middlesex University Dubai, government officials , senior executives from top multi-national companies, members of the faculty and students attended the grand ceremony.
The ceremony witnessed the graduation of more than 370 students, who attended along with their friends, families and close relatives. The number is considerably higher compared to the campus’s first graduation in 2006 with 8 graduates. It rose to 48 students in 2007 and 153 in 2008. The increasing numbers signify not only Middlesex University Dubai’s rapid expansion and popularity, but also the increasing demand for higher education in the country. The total count of students that completed their studies from Middlesex University Dubai now exceeds 2000.
Top graduates were presented with awards, and cash rewards for achieving the highest academic standing in their schools. Names of the students awarded include; Samah Ahmed (Top of School of Business), Amina Taqvi (Top of School of Arts & Education), Adriun Callus (Top of School of Engineering and information sciences) and Natalia Lebedeva (Top of School of Health & Social Science).
The Middlesex University campus in Dubai, which opened in January 2005, now boasts well over 2500 students from 90 countries studying across 32 degree programmes ranging from the social sciences, psychology, journalism, arts and business, to information technology. Middlesex University Dubai is an integral part of Middlesex University London, subject to the same rigorous quality assurance procedures that have earned Middlesex the highest possible endorsement from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.