Family celebrations at Winter Graduations
Published Tuesday 28th February 2012
Two brothers, a husband and wife and a mother and daughter were amongst the graduating student cohort at The University of Northampton’s recent Winter Graduation Ceremonies at Royal & Derngate.
Brothers Samuel and Isaac Imhanwa, from Northampton, both graduated from the MSc IT Service Management. Samuel stated:
Attending The University of Northampton has been a great experience for me. The staff are friendly and professional and have in-depth knowledge of their subject area. The environment is conducive for learning and the University is always expanding with new infrastructures every session which shows that it is keen on growth and student satisfaction.
Studying with my brother in the same University and same MSc course has been a great achievement for both of us. We shared opinions together, and motivated each other to achieve our goals. We both graduated with good grades and are both pleased with the standard of teaching provided by The University of Northampton.Samuel Imhanwa
Austin and Ogo Ogbata, of Kettering, Northamptonshire, have been married for eight years and both graduated from Northampton Business School after studying business mentoring and coaching.
By studying together, we spurred each other on. We both plan to use our skills for career development and pursuing new opportunities. At the same time, we propose to ‘give something back’ to the University by becoming mentors on the University’s employability mentoring scheme, which starts on 28 February. Austin Ogbata
Ogo runs her own business and enterprise network which supports professionals who want to start, run or grow their business – www.creativityandsense.com/enterprise-network. Austin is a commercial litigator at Friday Legal Solicitors in North Northamptonshire, and leads the dispute resolution team. For further information, please visit www.fridaylegal.com. He also mentors graduates/newly qualified professionals/new business start ups in his spare time and is looking to develop this further.
Mother and daughter Alison and Nicola Slaughter both graduated from the School of Education and are based in Milton Keynes. Alison, a teacher, and Nikki, currently studying on the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) at Two Mile Ash School’s IIT Programme, graduated from the Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs and BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching.
Studying together gave us an opportunity to support each other and understand the pressures of work and study at the same time. We wereable to share resources and proof read each other's assignments. We were able to share experiences and things we had learnt in order to enhance our professional practice.Nikki Slaughter