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Warwick Medical School hold inaugural Graduation event for successful education partnership

Graduands from around the World and their families gathered on Saturday 1 April at University of Warwick to enjoy a truly wonderful event celebrating the first cohort of students graduating from Warwick-iheed partnership programmes.

The ceremony was presided over by the University of Warwick Vice Chancellor Stuart Croft alongside several iheed colleagues including CEO and Founder Tom O’Callaghan. The event celebrated the hard work, dedication and achievement of the students, but also created an opportunity to celebrate the success of the partnership itself. Course leads Professor Stephen Lawrence, Associate Professor Catherine Hale, Associate Professor Bronwyn Harris, Associate Professor Rebecca Kandiyali and Professor Simon Brake joined Director of Post-Graduate Taught Programmes Professor Debbi Marais to witness the students graduating. Incoming Dean of Warwick Medical School Professor Gavin Perkins also delivered a congratulatory speech to the students.

Professor Lesley Roberts, Pro-Dean of Education and Mace bearer for the event expressed her gratitude ‘Our sincere thanks to colleagues at the university, the Medical School and iheed who have delivered such a wonderful celebration event - In just a short few years the successful Warwick-iheed partnership has enabled over 1800 students from over 100 nations to study for their awards, and this event recognised and celebrated the commitment students have shown, undertaking postgraduate qualifications alongside busy clinical roles, in especially challenging circumstances during a global pandemic’

John Davey, Director of the Warwick-iheed Partnership, said ‘We are grateful to our colleagues in Warwick and iheed for such a memorable and enjoyable event, to celebrate the graduation of our students. The Warwick-iheed partnership continues to go from strength to strength and we have no doubt this will continue to progress and prosper. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has made today possible, and supported our collaboration along the way’.