Last week, students in MLC celebrated the culmination of four years’ hard work and study at the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures graduation ceremony. The sun made a timely appearance as students and staff descended on the Royal Philharmonic Hall in all their finery to recognise the achievements of our graduands. MLC students were particularly vocal during the ceremony, taking every opportunity to cheer their peers, demonstrating the close-knit community fostered in the department.

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Dr Rosalba Biasini celebrating with Italian graduates

After the ceremony, which included the award of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters to University of Liverpool alumnus and broadcaster David Olusoga, students gathered with their families in the grand marquee in the gardens of Abercromby Square to continue the celebrations, aided by complementary glasses of Prosecco (not Champagne, as colleagues in Italian kept reminding this French lecturer and editor of the MLC blog). The reception was a lovely opportunity for members of staff to chat with students and their families and personally congratulate them on their achievements.

From the MLC blog and all in the department of Modern Languages and Cultures, hearty congratulations to our graduates and best of luck for the future!

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MLC graduates honour the tradition of throwing their caps in the air