Congratulations!! Today saw the graduation of the 2012/13 cohort of Edinburgh’s GIS students, joining an alumni network of more than 700 from the longest-established GIS programme in the world. In the spectacular setting of the University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall, Principal and Vice Chancellor Sir Timothy O’Shea conferred degrees on our students, following the one-year intensive programme, which is recognised as world-beating.
Students from China, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, Mexico and the USA, as well as the UK, joined staff for a celebratory reception in the Playfair Library in Old College. Amanda Carlson received the Best Student Award, while David Cooper and Amanda shared the Best Dissertation Award. Peter Schmiz was rewarded for his Web Presentation. Prizes were presented by Prof Sandy Tudhope, Head of GeoSciences, along with John Alderson, Chairman of Informed Solutions, who sponsored the awards. The University has maintained a 20-year relationship with Informed Solutions, who have employed a number of our graduates. Neil Stuart, Chairman of the Exam Board and one of the GIS teaching team commented “It is fantastic to see our students graduating and I wish them every success, while knowing that most of them already have jobs, confirming our remarkable record in placing our graduates in employment.”