Principal and Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellors, Chairman of the Court, Members of the Court and the Senate, Distinguished guests, Members of the staff of Glasgow Caledonian University, Graduates, Ladies and Gentlemen:
It is my great privilege to welcome you to this graduation and Awards ceremony.
This graduation ceremony starts with a very good news.Yesterday the Principal and Vice Chancellor of this university, Professor Pamela Gilles, has been decorated as the COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE by Her Majesty the Queen. It is a great recognition for you, Prof Pamela Gilles, it is great recognition of the university you lead. For the honor and prestige you bring to us I wish to propose a great applause for you.
The graduation ceremony is is one of the most memorable events in anybody's life. This comes at the end of a long journey of academic and social preparations. This ceremony tells you that you are now prepared to begin your life to achieve your life purpose.