University of Roehampton Celebrates its Newest Online Graduates

LONDON, Aug. 2, 2016 /CNW/ -- Gathering from all corners of the world with their families and friends, the newest graduates from the University of Roehampton, London Online programmes celebrated their graduation during ceremonies and events held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 27 July 2016.

The graduates have earned degrees from the MBA and MSc in Project Management programmes, and there were also several who were the first to earn the University's online MSc in Information Systems Management. Together with the first online graduates who participated in the February 2016 ceremony, they comprise the inaugural 2016 graduating cohort.

"The University of Roehampton, through our colleges, has a long tradition of providing higher education, lasting 175 years. We are committed to expanding access to education, ensuring that all of our students become the kind of graduate employers value. We introduced online masters programmes in 2012, in order to provide the opportunity to gain a Roehampton degree to a wider range of students from across the world. We are delighted to see so many of our online students graduate this year," said Professor Paul O'Prey, Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Online graduates had the option to attend the graduation ceremony in person and graduate with the University's campus-based students at the Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London's South Bank arts and cultural quarter.

"Having worked in the financial sector for nine years, I consider the Nigerian banking industry to be one of the most technologically driven sectors in the country. I chose Roehampton's online programme because I wanted to develop my managerial competencies and be able to make strategic decisions that would support my organisation through using innovative technology," said Oluchi Anih, an MSc in Information Systems Management graduate from Abuja, Nigeria, who attended the ceremony and events with her family. "Since beginning my degree I have been promoted, and recently I received a commendation from management, so my efforts have paid off more than I could have imagined."

Currently, students from more than 150 countries study online with the University. Designed for adult learners, the fully online learning model delivers contemporary online programmes reflecting the world in which its students live and work. Through these programmes, students gain the critical thinking skills and practical knowledge they need to expand their expertise and advance their careers.

Roehampton Online offers a portfolio of online masters degrees in areas of study including business and management, psychology, public administration, public health, education and theology. For more information about the University of Roehampton's online programmes, please visit https://online.roehampton.ac.uk.

About the University of Roehampton, London Online
Located in London, the University of Roehampton has a proud history that dates back 175 years. Today, working professionals from more than 150 countries study online and earn a quality education assured by the UK government's Quality Assurance Agency.

Roehampton Online believes that learning is a life-changing and lifelong journey that provides access to a brighter future, and offers a range of online masters programmes that have been designed to enrich students' knowledge and help them develop practical skills that can be applied immediately and promote career advancement. For information about Roehampton's online programmes, visit https://online.roehampton.ac.uk. These programmes are provided in partnership with online learning expert, Laureate Online Education. For more information about Laureate, visit www.laureate.net.

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SOURCE University of Roehampton London Online

For further information: Jerry Sweitzer, PR Manager, Laureate Online Education, Tel: +1-410-843-6576, jerry.sweitzer@laureate.net, https://online.roehampton.ac.uk

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