"I feel so lucky to have graduated today because there are so many people in the world without an education. I wish there was less emphasis on drinking and more on meeting people on a real level. I grew up in social housing it’s been really interesting meeting people from such different backgrounds; it’s a real eye opener."
“The first thing I did when I started university was a field trip to Keswick, and the people I’m graduating with today are the exact same people I sat with on the coach on that trip. We’ve stayed together all the way through. It’s nice to see my friends one last time before they disappear.”
"I’m from Hong Kong and I’ve really enjoyed Manchester, even though the weather is very different! The teachers are great too. My family came over from Hong Kong yesterday just to see me graduate, so we’re going out for dinner tonight and then heading back to Hong Kong tomorrow. I’m hoping to do a PhD there."
"I’m really happy today but also sad because my mum and dad couldn’t make it over from China; my dad is a busy businessman and my mum gets travel sick so she couldn’t fly over."