Celebrations in the air for St Andrews graduates

Thursday 15 June 2023

Graduates from the Schools of Art History, Economics and Finance, History, and Psychology and Neuroscience celebrated their success in the glorious St Andrews sunshine today.

Honorary degrees were awarded to internationally-renowned economist Professor Carmen Reinhart, who received a Doctor of Laws (LLD) in recognition of her contribution to economics on a global scale, and musician and folklorist Professor Margaret Bennett, recognised with a Doctor of Music (DMus) for her contribution to culture, music and folklore.

Celebrations were literally in the air for BSc Economics graduate Armaan Gheewale from Mumbai, India.

Chancellor’s Piper Ian McNaught piped his last graduation ceremony through St Andrews today – tomorrow he graduates with an MA (Hons) in Management. Ian, who has also played rugby and golf for the University, is off to Emory University in Atlanta on a Bobby Jones Scholarship.

Pictured in Nigerian national dress is Oiza Apeji (above left), who graduated with a degree in Economics and Maths.

St Andrews staff member, Jessica Burdge (above right), who is Assistant Director of Libraries and Museums (University Collections), received her PhD today, completing a triple whammy of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degrees from the University. Jessica studied for her PhD part-time while working full-time and leading on a project which saw the redevelopment and extension of the University’s Wardlaw Museum.

Below, new St Andrews graduates celebrate in the University’s historic St Salvator’s Quad.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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