MSc Gala Dinner and Graduation Tea Party – February 2016

During February 2016, The School of Economics, Finance and Management held two separate social events; an MSc Gala Dinner for current students on 5 February 2016 and a Graduation Tea Party for former graduate students from 2015 on 16 February 2016.

MSc Gala Dinner – 5 February 2016

On Friday 5 February 2016, approximately 100 students and staff enjoyed a wonderful evening out earlier this month in the impressive surroundings of the Wills Memorial Great Hall.

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Officially opened in 1925, the Wills Memorial Building houses the University’s School of Law and the School of Earth Sciences, in addition to hosting graduation ceremonies twice a year and a whole host of public events.

The evening was organised by Dr Chinyere Uche, a lecturer from the Department of Accounting and Finance.

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The EFM Gala Dinner is run annually for our MSc students and provides a great opportunity for students and staff to socialise and make new friends with a three course meal from 8.20pm and this year, music from the Big Band Society, The Bristol Hornstars, followed by the University of Bristol A Cappella Society and finishing with the Bristol Hornstars playing the final set.

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During the evening, an opening speech was given by the Head of Department for Management, Professor Andrew Sturdy. And a closing speech by Head of Department for Accounting, Professor Mark Clatworthy.


Graduation Tea Party – 16 February 2016

The Graduation Tea Party was held on the afternoon of Tuesday 16th February 2016 at The Orangery at Goldney Hall.

The Orangery is set in ten acres of beautiful gardens in the heart of Clifton. The Orangery at Goldney Hall was built in 1714 by Bristol merchant Thomas Goldney

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The Graduate Tea party is an annual congratulatory event for all graduates from the School of Economics, Finance and management to attend.

The event was held to celebrate our Graduates from our 2015 academic year. The event was an enjoyable afternoon, attended by students, academics and parents.

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During the afternoon, the brilliant Jazz band from the Big Band Society, The Bristol Hornstars played to the congregation.

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Dr Stephen Lyne, Senior Academic Fellow and former Head of School gave a speech at 2.30pm to all that attended. Dr Mary Phillips, Reader in Organisation Studies and the new Head of Graduate Studies, finished off the academic speech and wished the new graduates the best for the future.

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