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Undergraduate Virtual Graduation Yearbook 2021

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Congratulations to our 2021 cohort of graduating students from the School of Life Sciences!
To help you celebrate, please browse the videos and messages below, and use our submission form to add your own message

See the latest updates - Degree Ceremonies (information on all news related to the postponed July 2021 degree ceremonies, due to Covid-19).

Stuart Croft

Vice-Chancellor
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Stuart Croft Virtual Graduation 2021 message

Lorenzo Frigerio

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Lorenzo Frigerio Virtual Graduation 2021 message

Leanne Williams

Director of Student Wellbeing

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Leanne Williams Virtual Graduation 2021 message

Daniel Franklin

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Dan Franklin Virtual Graduation 2021 Message

Miriam GiffordMiriam

Deputy Head of School

With your degree in bioscience you will be able to make a huge contribution in many fields of study and work. Public understanding and interest in this area is growing and this also means you can help friends and family navigate our changing health sector and climate. It has been an amazing achievement, and going from the freedom to explore in your early years at Uni, to lock-down, then (almost) out the other side.

Now take the time to celebrate – at the moment this has to be remotely, but I very much hope you will stay in touch and we will have the chance to see some of you on campus again soon.

KatrineKatrine Wallis

Senior Teaching Fellow

Dear all, it seems like yesterday you all arrived but that is now three years ago. A lot has happened in those three years, and it has been a more challenging time than anyone of us could have predicted. It’s been a pleasure to be your senior tutor and to now see you graduate.

Congratulations on getting your degrees and all the best for the future wherever you are going next.

Gerrie KeeneGerrie, Nadia, Georgia, Razia and Rosie

From the green coats…Congratulations to our latest graduates.

We in the Tech team have watched you progress from being slightly uncertain 1st years, through your 2nd year and now see you emerge (as we knew you would) as strong confident and proud University of Warwick Graduates.

And to do this under ’Pandemic’ conditions so successfully is another measure of your inner strength.

Truly you are much to be admired.

Be proud, be bold and be happy.

Celebrate in the best style you can.

Wishing you all the best for your futures, where ever life may take you,

Image of Maroulina GeorgiadiMaroulina Georgiadi

Biomedical Science

I'll be forever grateful for being a Warwick student. My most fun times, craziest nights and beautiful memories will always be at Warwick uni. But most importantly uni gave me my very best friend. I couldn’t be any sadder that I am leaving, but I will forever cherish the past 3 years as the happiest of my life so far. Grace Laporta you are the most beautiful human I have ever met. Someone could say top tier human. We are “Shrabbes” but we'll get through it x

Image of Pattirat Na WangkanaiPattirat Na Wangkanai

Biomedical Science

Class of 2021 QUARANTINED. Graduation looks pretty different this year. I want to thank Google scholar and PubMed and finally say goodbye to Turnitin;)!. Anyways, happy graduation from a safe social distance! We did it!

Image of Jenny DownJennifer Down

Biomedical Science

Congratulations for graduating during the pandemic! I wanted to write an inside joke but we aren't under lockdown anymore. Already missing turning up to labs deeply hungover and am now looking for a job to pay off my Gibbet Hill Cafe bill.

Joy Edegware

Biomedical Science

It really has been a rollercoaster of a year but I’m sooo happy we made it. Good luck with everything.

Georgia Campbell

Biomedical Science

Wow… what a weird and wonderful 3 years! Well done everybody, we did it!

Robert Enciu

Biomedical Science

Yall arent funny

Nikki, Nik and Khyati

Nikki, Nik and Khyati

SLS Student Reception

Congratulations graduates of 2021 – I hope you are as proud as we are! Not only do you have the accomplishment of your degree to be proud of, you also have the accomplishment of your degree following 16 months of a global pandemic - Wow! You’ve proven your academic ability and you’ve also proven your ability to adapt rapidly to change and to be resilient to the challenges that the world throws at you. You’re fully set now for whatever you wish to do next. Although we can’t celebrate your achievements with you in person this year, we hope to see you return to Warwick for a celebration at some point. Wishing you all the best for your future study and career. SLS Student Reception Nikki, Nik, Khyati

Image of Laura YettonLaura Yetton

Placements Officer

Graduating class of 2021, congratulations!
It has been a pleasure getting to know so many of you throughout your time at Warwick. You are leaving us with incredibly strong skill sets, knowledge, and confidence. As graduates of Life Sciences at Warwick, I hope that you will go out into the world with pride and the ability to grasp every opportunity afforded to you. We’d be thrilled if you kept in touch, to share your experiences with future students and stay a part of our Life Sciences community through our alumni network. As alumni of Warwick’s Life Sciences department, you should be very proud of your achievements and I hope that you are all able to realise personal career success in the future. I am confident that you will be successful in pursuing your goals and I wish you all the very best.

Image of David MolyneuxDavid Molyneux

Senior Careers Consultant

As ever it is a joy to work with the School of Life Science students. The enthusiasm passion and hard work you put into your studies is always inspirational! As you move on to your next steps beyond Warwick don't forget we are here to help you in that transition if you need it so don't be afraid to get in touch if you need any careers support. I know you will all go on to do super interesting things and I look forward to the day you can return and tell students following behind you all about your journey!

Ongoing careers support

Image of Tiffany WongTiffany Wong

Biomedical Science

Uni life was not the way it’s supposed to be but it never stopped us from learning. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. Congratulations class of 2021!

Hasina Begum

Biological Science

I will miss studying at Warwick - the lecturers have been so friendly, the modules have been so interesting and the whole Warwick experience has truly been a pleasure these past three years. I hope everyone graduating this year (especially those from Life Sciences!) succeed in their lives and find the happiness they deserve!

Image of Ruxandra IordacheRuxandra Iordache

Biomedical Science

Thank you to all the staff that take time to talk and help us when we need. And thank you to the whatsapp groupchat for memes during lectures/before deadlines.

Image of Rebecca FreemanRebecca Freeman

Co-Director of Student Experience

Huge congratulations on the day of your virtual graduation. You have achieved so much this year and throughout your time at Warwick and it has been a pleasure to be a part of your time here.

Thank you for your contribution to the department and the wider University. We have all really missed the opportunity to celebrate with you in person this week. Wherever you are as you receive your results, I hope that you are able to pause and take the time to celebrate your success.

Very best wishes for the future and please do keep in touch. It means so much to hear about the fabulous things that our graduates go on to do.

Image of Graham TeakleGraham Teakle

Senior Tutor

Congratulations to you all, your degrees are an amazing achievement and now is an especially exciting time for the biosciences with the issues facing us and the technologies available to us. University is certainly about learning, but your university experience is a very formative time of your life and you won’t forget your time at Warwick.

I have found it incredibly rewarding to get to know and support you through your journey here and I would like to wish you all success for whatever you do in the future and hope I can stay in touch with some of you.

Phil YoungPhil Young

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Well- that was interesting!!!

Really sorry that we aren’t able to celebrate your achievements in person - especially as you are my last graduating cohort as Director of Undergraduate Studies. I hope you have enjoyed your time here as much as I have enjoyed working for you.

Good luck, enjoy your well earnt break and keep in touch!

Image of Isabelle CarreIsabelle Carre

Director of the MBio

Congratulations to all of you graduating this year, you have achieved and experienced so much while at University. It’s been amazing to teach and support you along the way. The past few years have gone incredibly fast, and I am sure that it feels a bit a bit daunting to leave us for the big wild world. But you’re going to do great. I am really excited about all the opportunities that are open to you. I hate to see you go without being able to say goodbye in person, but I hope that you will get in touch once in a while to let us know how you are doing. We’d also love for you to come back to inspire new generations of students as part of our career events.

Image of Keith LeppardKeith Leppard

Director of Postgraduate Research

Congratulations everyone on your degree results, and especially to my tutees, project students and to the Medical Virology class – well done! This year was not only a very unusual one in which to be learning and teaching, but also a very interesting and important one for virology. It was exciting to be discussing the new coronavirus with you in the knowledge that what we thought we knew about it at the start of the year would almost certainly be out of date by the end of it. I hope you enjoyed it too. Very best wishes for the future.

Image of Johannes BoltzeJohannes Boltze

Professor of Neuroscience

Having joined the School of Life Sciences recently, I already appreciate that the student community at Warwick is built from highly dedicated and brilliant young people. I do look forward to working with this community of excellent people over the coming academic years and wish to congratulate all those who have achieved their degree with us this year. Keep your energy, your brilliant ideas and your sharp scientific mind and I am sure your work will make a great impact on basic science and applied industrial research alike.

Remember: it’s you who makes the difference in future science!

Image of Richard NapierRichard Napier

Director of Research

Congratulations. The world needs good bioscientists.

I hope your degree brings you success, happiness and fulfilment as well as many happy memories.

Image of Robert SpoonerRobert Spooner

Course Director, Biological Sciences

Well, your final year was a combination of difficult circumstances, altered timetables, remote working and a million lectures broken into bits … but you did so well! Congratulations and very well done indeed!

Image of Kevin MoffatKevin Moffat

Professor

Remember Drosophila. Thats "Dros sof ill a" NOT "Droso filli a". Many congratulations to all of you on all your hard work.

Image of Tania PageTania Page

Communications Officer

Congratulations to the class of 2021! You’ve been amazing in very difficult circumstances and we are immensely proud of you. We wish you all the best for your future.

Image of Mark WallMark Wall

Course Director, Biomedical Science

It has been a great pleasure to be involved with your teaching over the last 3 years and I really hope that you all go on to have great careers.

Image of Keziah AfriyieKeziah Afriyie

Biochemistry

Congratulations to everyone! Graduating during a pandemic is no mean feat! I wish you all the best in your future endeavours xxx

Image of Martin MikMartin Mik

Director Student Experience

Congratulations to all of you on successfully completing your degrees! Please take the time to pause, reflect on what you have achieved since you joined the School of Life Sciences, and celebrate! You have no doubt made wonderful memories over the years you spent in Life Sciences, encountered hundreds of interesting people and made friends for life.

Over the past couple of years you have grown academically, but also – and more importantly – personally. You are now embarking on new adventures and are probably experiencing a similar mixture of excitement and anxiety that you felt when you first came to Life Sciences. However, there is a big difference: now you know you can do it. Don’t ever forget that. And also remember the people you met at Warwick, your friends. Your lives and careers will no doubt take you in various directions. Make sure you stay in touch with the School, but also with one another.

Today is also an opportunity to remember those who supported you during your studies: your families, friends, random souls who showed you kindness and supported you when you needed it most. But now, go and celebrate and enjoy the fuss. You deserve it. Congratulations!

Image of Emma AndersonEmma Anderson

Senior Tutor

It has been a real pleasure to get to know many of you over your 3 or 4 years at Warwick, and I am delighted that you have overcome the significant hurdles in your way to graduate with well-deserved BSc or MBio degrees. You have shown yourselves to be resilient and adaptable, with drive and motivation to be the best that you can be. I hope that you have also enjoyed the learning along the way!

Unfortunately, we have all experienced the impact that pandemic viruses can have this year; for those of you who have studied virology during your degree, it may or may not have helped! But perhaps your studies will have given you insight into the work that is going on to understand the current pandemic, and your knowledge gives you hope for the future.

I wish you all the best of luck for the careers and lives that lie ahead of you!

Image of Erin DilgerErin Dilger

Teaching Fellow and Y1 Senior Tutor

Congratulations class of 2021! What a year it has been!

To everyone (and specifically to my tutees and project students) – you all deserve to give yourselves a huge pat on the back for having put in so much hard work and effort over the past several years, and most especially this final year where you have triumphed despite the difficulties covid and lockdown have thrown you way – Well done. You have made it to the finish line and deserve to be truely proud of your achievements. Your Warwick degree and all the experiences of university life will stand you in good stead whatever direction you choose, and I wish you all the very best with your future endeavours.

Image of Charlotte AllenderCharlotte Allender

Senior Experimental Officer

Congratulations! You made it and I wish you all the best for the next step of your journey. I hope you enjoyed your time here in the School of Life Sciences and those of you who shared my love of all things ecological in Year 2.

Image of Chloe FellowsChloe Fellows

Biochemistry

Loved my time studying at Warwick. Made some amazing friends and so grateful for the wonderful SLS staff. Congratulations everyone!!

Agnes Wong

Biomedical Science

Although COVID took away a part of my uni life, it didn't take away the fun I have had here!

Freya Harrison

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Congratulations on your graduation!

You've all worked harder than ever to complete your degrees and your projects during lockdown, and I hope you're celebrating your achievements and looking forward to whatever comes next.

It's been a pleasure to teach you and I'm looking forward to hearing where your next steps take you.

Hannah Randall

MBio Biological Sciences

I would like to thank staff and fellow students for making my time at Warwick so enjoyable . The 4 years have gone so fast but I leave with many fond memories.

Ifeoluwa Ifekoya

MBio Biochemistry

However we got there, we got there together. Well done everyone and all the best for future!

Krupa Pandya

Biomedical Science

Congratulations to everyone! We made it! It's been great to get to know everyone throughout the years! I wish you all the best in future endeavours.

Rebekah Kitchener

Biochemistry

I have had an amazing time at university and have met so many amazing people. Congratulations to everyone, we did it!

Stay in touch and access our ongoing careers support

  • As a graduate you will remain part of the Life Sciences and wider Warwick community. You can keep up to date with the department by connecting through the LinkedIn Alumni Page
  • By signing up to warwickgrad.net you will have access to a global professional network and a wide range of benefits including e-mentoring.
  • As part of our community, we offer free access to careers resources and events for life, and 1-1 support for up to 2 years after you’ve graduated. Visit Student Opportunity for ideas, resources or to talk to an adviser.

Graduates Outcomes

About 15 months after you finish your course you will be invited to respond to the Graduate Outcomes survey.

This national survey collects information on the activities and perspectives of graduates. The anonymous results can be invaluable in helping future students consider potential career options, through resources including discoveruni.gov.uk/.

To make sure we can get in touch to invite you to complete the survey, please keep your contact details up-to-date by visiting the University’s Student Records Online.

In Life Sciences we have gathered a host of useful resources and materials, including live graduate jobs, MSc & PhD opportunities, to support you with the next stage of your journey, visit Moodle.