Highlands & Islands MSP attends first in-person UHI Shetland graduation ceremony

Professor Todd Walker, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UHI, on the left, wearing academic dress, and Emma Roddick standing on the right in a black and white dress after the graduation ceremony. They are looking at the camera and smiling.
Professor Todd Walker, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UHI, and Emma Roddick after the graduation ceremony

Emma Roddick MSP was spotted in Lerwick attending UHI Shetland’s first in-person graduation ceremony. The graduation celebrated students who graduated over the pandemic and those graduating in 2022, giving the opportunity for those that didn’t have a traditional graduation ceremony to celebrate with their fellow students and loved ones.

Commenting Roddick said:

“I was humbled to be invited to the graduation ceremony today, celebrating the efforts of so many students that worked so hard over the past few years to achieve their degrees. I have so much respect for them.

“It was great to see students graduate across such a breadth of subjects – there is so much happening in Shetland, being done by Shetlanders. I was so excited and proud to hear about degrees exploring Shetland’s Norse heritage, like the Masters in Literature in Viking Studies.

“Professor Todd Walker, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the UHI, told us in his keynote speech how UHI is now l ranked 8th in the UK for research impact, which is incredible and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of all the staff and students at UHI. The fact that the UHI has only been established recently makes it even more impressive.

“It’s been such a great day and I’ve loved seeing all the happy faces around me celebrating – I have no doubt all these students will get up to a lot of great things.”