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Graduates celebrated during Al-Maktoum Graduation Ceremony

Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education celebrated the academic achievements of its 2021/22 cohort of students, during a Graduation Ceremony held last week.

Students from across all subjects were invited to attend the ceremony, presided over by Dr Abi Abubaker, Head of College and Vice-Chancellor alongside Dundee Lord Provost Bill Campbell, Professor Bill Russell, University of Dundee School of Business, members of the College council and invited guests.

Head of College, Dr Abubaker, addressed the ceremony, congratulating the graduates: “After such a demanding academic year, during which, I am sure you have worked extremely hard, it is a pleasure to be able to celebrate your achievements today. You have shown a great deal of academic ability, commitment, and resilience in facing the challenges and rigour of academic studies.”

He continued; “Graduation is a wonderful achievement, and that’s something that should never be understated. Whatever path you choose to take, to use your knowledge and talents, remember that you are part of the Al-Maktoum College family, and we will always be delighted to hear of your future successes.”

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, the College paid tribute to its Founder, HH the late Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum during the graduation ceremony. His vision has seen the College champion multicultural perspectives, bridging communities and bringing together people from different cultures and walks of life. Now, under the guidance of its new Patron, HH Shaikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al-Maktoum, the College looks ahead with great optimism as it enters a new era of Al-Maktoum College.

It prepares to welcome its new 2022/23 cohort of students, ranging across several programmes accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, alongside its jointly taught postgraduate programmes awarded by the University of Dundee, Abertay University and Trinity College Dublin. With ambitions to grow its portfolio of educational programmes and professional development courses, the College seeks to establish, maintain, and enhance a distinctive contribution to society at the local, national, and international levels.

Those who were unable to attend the celebration, including international students and guests, were invited to watch the live broadcast of the ceremony. It is hoped that with the start of the new academic year, these students will be given future opportunities to visit the College as well as the city of Dundee.