The University of Stirling has marked the achievement of 82 graduates from the BA (Hons) Retail Marketing, BA (Hons) Sport Business Management, BA (Hons) Sustainable Events Management, and BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Marketing courses delivered at Singapore Institute of Management by lecturers from Stirling Management School and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport.
The occasion has been marked differently this year, with a formal graduation ceremony unable to be held at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. The graduates received their certificates digitally and have received messages of congratulations from representatives of the University of Stirling.
A formal celebration event will be held for this year’s graduates once COVID-19 restrictions and guidance allow.
Some of the students in Singapore, from earlier in their studies
Professor Neville Wylie, Deputy Principal (Internationalisation), said: “The challenging circumstances created by COVID-19 dictated that a formal graduation ceremony was not possible this year, but that has not stopped us recognising the well-deserved success of our students in Singapore. We wish them all the best as they begin their future careers, and believe their Stirling experience will help them shape the retail, events, and sports sectors.
“Our partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management Global Education continues to go from strength-to-strength, and sits proudly among our growing global network. Those receiving their certificates today join our more than 95,000-strong family of alumni around the world.”
Andy Tay Ming Yew
Among those graduating was Andy Tay Ming Yew, in BA (Hons) Sustainable Events Management. He said: “My experience of learning from the expert team at Stirling Management School has been a very positive one.
“They provided great guidance throughout my time on the course, and encouraged me to never be afraid to ask questions, and to approach new situations with a plan on how to succeed. The course has really helped me improve my analytical and management skills, and has provided me with valuable experience for entering the real-life world of work.”
Also receiving their certificate was Joey Lim, who graduated with a BA (Hons) Retail Marketing, and was attracted to the course by the specific retail sector marketing expertise it offered.
She said: “I’m proud to be graduating and believe the strength of this degree from Stirling will make me stand out from graduates of other universities. The course provided a rounded view of the many different areas of the retail sector, from warehousing to brand management, and has also taught me to approach situations with critical thinking.
“One element I particularly enjoyed was the number and expertise of guest speakers from the retail world who presented to us. My Stirling experience has certainly boosted my confidence and I’m looking forward to beginning my career, and putting what I’ve learned into action.”