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Masters Virtual Graduation Yearbook 2021

Congratulations to our 2020 cohort of graduating Master's students from the School of Life Sciences!
We'll hold a virtual graduation reception for you on Monday 1st March 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 GMT. Please register here if you'd like to attend.
To help you celebrate please browse the messages below and use our submission form to add your own.

Lorenzo Frigerio

Head of School

Miriam Gifford

Deputy Head of School

The promise of solutions to global problems coming from bioscience – both for biotechnology and sustainable living – is an exciting one. Your degree is thus valued more now than ever. The knowledge and experience that you have mean you can apply your expertise to help understand our surroundings and how they are changing. Think back over what you have achieved – in a turbulent last year you have written, presented and researched your way to success in a challenging Master's programme. 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.

Stuart Allen

PGT Director

Congratulations on graduating! What a difficult year it has been, but well done for getting through the academic elements and completing your degrees. It was my pleasure to work with you all for modules, and for some through the dissertation process. I enjoyed working with you all, and I learnt some interesting things along the way; not only more interesting biotechnology facts and ideas, but also some personal development that I can take forward. I enjoyed learning with you; thank you. Once again, well done to you all, in what has been an extraordinary year. I wish you all the very best for your bright and rewarding futures.

José Gutierrez Marcos

MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management and MSc Medical Biotechnology and Business Management Course Director

It has been a challenging year, but you have shown great strength and resilience by working so very hard and staying focussed on your studies. It has been a great pleasure to see you progress throughout the course – developing new skills, building new relationships, and developing your own ideas, which will put you in good stead as you progress in the next stage of your career. You should all be extremely proud of what you have achieved, as I am, and I would like to congratulate you as well as give you my very best wishes for the future. Please keep in touch and remember that everything is possible!

Graham 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.

Rosemary Collier

Food Security and Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy in the 21st Century Course Director

Congratulations to you all! It was a great pleasure to work with you and thank you for your patience and positivity whilst we all had to deal with Covid-19. I wish you all the very best in your future careers and look forward to hearing how you are getting on, and maybe bumping into some of you when we’re allowed to go to events again. Take care and please keep in touch.

Rob Lillywhite

Associate EFS Course Director

Congratulations to all of you. It was a weird and unsettling year but we all came through it, well just about. I’m sad that I didn’t get to see you graduate but happy to have met you. I wish you success in the future and expect many requests for references! Please keep in touch.

Katie Hebbert (Baker)

Programme Coordinator

Well done to you all!

I remember the atmosphere and energy when we welcomed you to your course and SLS in autumn 2019 - lots of enthusiasm and perhaps some nervousness. You have all had a challenging as well as exciting year with us, and you've achieved amazing things together.

Please stay in touch and let us know what your next adventures are.

Hendrik Schaefer

Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate Course Director

This has been a rocky year, but despite everything we are going through now, you will hopefully look back on 2020 with joy nevertheless. You are graduating and you should be proud. It is sad that we cannot catch up at the reception, so we are all missing out on chatting over food and drink. I hope you are all well and celebrate your achievements where ever you are. Best wishes for your future.

Laura Yetton

Placements Officer

Graduating class of 2020, congratulations!

Despite the global pandemic, 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 come back and visit us - 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.

Charlotte Moonan

Business Development and Marketing Officer

Congratulations on your graduation. As my colleagues have mentioned you had a very challenging but ultimately successful year with us here in Life Sciences.

As colleagues have also mentioned, we would like to keep in touch with you.

Why? Because we have got to know you and would like to maintain that contact as you establish your careers and move through life.

How? Be a part of our student profile project. All you need to do is complete the form on our SLS alumni webpage . Why not also join us on LinkedIn.

David Molyneux

Careers Adviser

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you during your time at Warwick. I know you will all go on to do inspiring things after you leave us. Although your time at Warwick is ending, this is just the beginning of your journey and you still have lots of discoveries and decisions ahead of you as you pursue your careers.

As you join the community of Warwick Alumni I would advise for you to stay in contact with one another and help and support each other as you progress to meet tomorrow's challenges.

Please do keep in touch with us as well, we always like to hear the stories of our former students and I am happy to support you with your career as you take these next steps.

I wish you all the very best of luck!

Freya Harrison

Module leader: Innovations to Prevent and Treat Infectious Disease

Congratulations on your graduation! You've all worked harder than ever to complete your degrees - I hope you're celebrating your achievements and looking forward to whatever comes next.

Katrine Wallis

Module leader: Medical Diagnostics

Congratulations to all of you. It is a shame that we cannot celebrate with you in person but don’t let that take anything away from what you have achieved. As a cohort you were great to teach and I also had the pleasure of supervising some of you for your projects. The world you are entering into looks very different from when you started your course and I wish you all good luck and all the best with where ever your next steps will take you.

Martin Mik

Director of Student Engagement

Congratulations on obtaining your Postgraduate qualifications! Master’s courses are always tough and demanding, but you had a pandemic to contend with too. You all did remarkably well and adjusted to the new ways of learning very quickly. Thank you for working with us during those challenging times and offering invaluable feedback to help us put effective support in place.
Although we cannot currently hold a traditional graduation ceremony, I hope you took the time to celebrate your success with your friends and loved ones. We hope to see you back at Warwick for a full ceremony when we are able to do that. We also hope that you will remember us and will keep coming back to share your experiences with future Master’s cohorts. It is always great to see our graduates come back and talk about their journeys and inspire others. Congratulations again and good luck with your future endeavours!

Chizoba Ezea

MSc Food Security

Congratulations to us all. I had the most exciting moments with you all and would have loved to create more lovely memories save for the pandemic. After understanding my environment, every day, I walk through those swinging doors of School of Life Sciences, wonderful memories were created. I indeed miss all my friends and hope that one day we meet to share past memories and also create new ones.

For all news related to the postponed 2020 degree ceremonies see the latest updates from Degree Ceremonies.

Warwick alumni are eligible for benefits including an alumni swipecard, online journal access, e-mentoring, a Warwickgrad email account and free careers advice. You can find out more and register at Alumni and Friends.