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27 July 2022

In person graduations return

A chance to catch up with the class of 2020, 2021 & 2022

A group of smiling King's Business School graduates pose in their graduation gowns on a sunny roof terrace. We can see the London Eye and Houses of Parliament in the background.

King’s Business School is honouring the achievements of three remarkable cohorts of students this summer with the return of in-person graduations. As well as celebrating the success of students who completed BSc programmes this summer, students whose ceremonies in 2020 and 2021 were postponed will now have the chance to graduate in-person, before returning to Bush House to catch up with staff and fellow alumni.

The first of the ceremonies was held on 20th June, when BSc graduands from previous years and graduands who completed their MSc programmes in January 2021 were ceremonially awarded their degrees at the Barbican Centre. These students included some of the first to graduate in the Business School’s Marketing MSc, which is taught part time over a minimum of two years.

The graduands we celebrate this summer achieved their degrees while battling with lockdowns, face coverings, testing, social isolation, queues for vaccination, remote learning, remote exams – even remote friendships. Despite this, they achieved their King’s degrees and accomplished so much more besides, from founding nationwide peer-to peer support networks to representing the UK in international business competitions. It has been a privilege to welcome them back to Bush House and hear their news.

Professor Stephen Bach, Executive Dean, King's Business School

Celebrating the achievements of our doctoral students

Also receiving their degrees in person this summer are several of the King’s Business School doctoral students who completed their degrees in the last two years; Dr Muna Bughaith, whose thesis was on entrepreneurship education; Dr Shelly-Ann Gajadhar, whose thesis was on university-led medical innovations, Dr Alison McFarland, whose thesis was on performance in volunteer contexts; Dr Amanda Clarkson, whose thesis was on the modernisation of scientific careers; Dr Christopher Hazlehurst, whose thesis was on Digital Communication in the Strategic Management Process, Dr Jacqueline Lynch, whose thesis was on creativity in the advertising industry; Dr Chengcheng Yang, whose thesis was on HR practices in in Chinese Multinationals in the United Kingdom, Dr Meghna Godya, whose thesis was on the effects of private and public finance in UK theatre and Saad Quereshi who completed a DPhil on UK family businesses.

Professor Marcela Miozzo, Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, was honoured at the graduation ceremony on 20 June, receiving her Award for Supervisory Excellence from the King’s Graduate School. The award recognises Professor Miozzo’s exceptional contribution to supervising and supporting postgraduate research students in King’s Business School’s Strategy, International Management and Entrepreneurship research group.

graduation reflections

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