Pass List Party

Well, just as it happened last year the pass lists for students in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex went up at noon today. Students and staff started to gather a bit in advance and we also made a few preparations for the celebration with bunting to welcome people into Pevensey 2…

pass_list party

..as well as food and refreshments indoors:

Pass_list_part 2

We had toyed with the idea of having a barbecue, but reckoned that was taking too much of a chance with the weather. Of course it turned out fine.

When the results were wheeled out there was an immediate scrum accompanied by plentiful popping of Prosecco corks.

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I made a short speech to congratulate all our students on their success and then handed over to the Head of Department for Physics & Astronomy, Prof. Claudia Eberlein, to announce the prize winners. I had to leave at 12.30 to attend the University Senate which always takes place on the last day of term. When I came back the party was still going on, and there was even a little bit of booze left. There had been one or two glitches, including me signing one of the lists in the wrong place necessitating the printing of another copy and also some of the progressing students were accidentally omitted from one of them. That latter event caused a bit of consternation but was all remedied quickly.

We had another excellent set of results this year so the students can be justifiably proud of their achievements. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate them again and I look forward to presenting the graduands for their degrees at the Brighton Dome in a month or so.

 

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