In November 2016 we once again welcomed our newest set of well-travelled graduates to Edinburgh Castle. This year, we were also delighted to be able to take the opportunity to show off some of the exceptional student work produced for our Graduate Degree Show. After yet another fantastic ceremony - with speakers including IDI directors John Watson, Michael Stewart, and the University of Hertfordshire’s Judy Glasman - our newly commended graduates then carried on to the National Galleries of Scotland for a night of ceilidh dancing and celebration! You can read more about the 2016 Graduation Ceremony here.
The 2015 Graduation Ceremony was memorable in more ways than one. We really did have four seasons in one day, with sunshine followed by rain, then just shortly before the event, the Scottish weather did us proud and delivered snow! This was a particular treat for one of our graduates from Dubai, who had never seen snow before. Quintin McKellar CBE, Vice Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire congratulated the graduates, as Judy Glasman, Dean of the School of Creative Arts awarded the Degree Certificates. Donald Clark then gave out the Awards for Outstanding Student Achievement, before the graduates and their guests from as far afield as Australia and the Philippines celebrated with a well-deserved Edinburgh Castle Afternoon Tea.
In November 2014, students and their friends and families from all over the world gathered together in the iconic setting of Edinburgh Castle to celebrate their achievements. In his address, guest speaker and global expert on E learning, Donald Clark emphasised the unique qualities that set IDI graduates apart. Graduates had the opportunity to meet face to face for the first time and were joined by members of the IDI Team, tutors, colleagues from the University of Hertfordshire in what was a day to remember.
More than 100 graduates and their guests, the IDI Board of Directors, the entire IDI academic staff and several tutors came together with the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Creative Arts of the University of Hertfordshire for the Conferment of Awards ceremony.
The Graduation Ceremony was attended by guests from several countries across the world, as students and Academic staff from the Interactive Design Institute as well as Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, and Mrs Judy Glasman, Head of the School of Creative Arts the University of Hertfordshire, came together with our tutors to celebrate the occasion.