Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Huddersfield: Devote Your Youthful Vigour to China-UK Cooperation
Vice-Chancellor Bob Cryan,
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Tim Thornton,
Teachers and Students,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a real delight to join you at the Graduation Ceremony 2018 of the University of Huddersfield. Let me begin by extending my congratulations to all the graduates on completing your studies and embarking on a new journey to pursue your dream! I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the faculty members for your hard work!
Since I became Chinese Ambassador to the UK eight years ago, I have visited many British universities. But this is the first graduation ceremony that I have attended.
Here, looking at so many youthful and eager faces, I know this is a significant moment.
First of all, this is a moment to review what you have achieved.
Huddersfield is one of the universities recognized by the Higher Education Academy for excellence in teaching. I have learnt about your remarkable record in education, student satisfaction, internship and career opportunities, faculty training and joint scientific research, and I admire your educational concepts and humane spirit. It therefore came as no surprise when you were given the HEA's 2017 Global Teaching Excellence Award and ranked highest in student satisfaction by the International Student Barometer this year.
These achievements could not have been possible without the personal care of His Royal Highness The Duke of York, and the hard work of all the faculty members and students. I congratulate you on these achievements!