29th January 2016 was a significant day in the history of Regent College London, as a number of students attended the College to collect their award Certificates marking completion of the HND Business. Students attained awards across all of the pathways available at the College – Business Management, Human Resources, Law, Accounting, and Marketing – and friends and family were proud to applaud those who have graduated to this level.
The Ceremony was attended by the CEO of the Regent Group, Mr. Selva Pankaj, who gave a short speech of congratulation; by the former Head of Quality at the Pearson Group (the Awarding Body for the HND), Mr. Dave Roberts, who offered the closing address; by several members of the teaching staff, including all Unit Leaders; and by the Principal, and Vice Principal, both of whom addressed the crowd to offer their personal commendations. There was also an excellent and amusing speech given by the outgoing Student President, Ms. Stefka Zamfirova, who was able to bring the student experience to the forefront of our minds.
Special thanks are to be recorded to the Student Welfare Officer, Ms. Krystle Pond, who went to extreme lengths to make sure that everything was in place for the Ceremony, and that everyone was contacted in time – even to the extent of staying late the night before to ensure that the “balloon arch” was properly in place! We are all indebted to her commitment.
This event marked very real achievement for our students, allowing us to appreciate their hard work, their enthusiasm, and their clearly set objectives to succeed. It also allowed us to appreciate the considerable efforts of the staff and teaching teams, all of whom put the needs of the students at the top of their agendas. The motto of Regent College London is:
“The End of Education is Character”
and this event clearly demonstrated the character attributes that have been built through the delivery of the course, and the success achieved by all parties over the time we have spent together