Graduation ceremony at Faculty of Philology
The ceremony of awarding diplomas to graduates of BA and MA programmes at the Faculty of Philology was very solemn but joyous. Nearly 90 young people gathered together with the authorities of the Faculty and the Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Izabella Pisarek, in the Blue Hall of Collegium Maius on 14 July 2022, where they were presented with their diplomas by their supervisors.
The ceremony was conducted by the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, Dr Elżbieta Szymańska-Czaplak "We are meeting today on this joyous day to mark the end of an important stage in your lives: your studies at the University of Opole," she addressed the gathering. "A few years ago you chose our university, and then you made many more choices, and these were very good choices judging by the excellent grades you have on your diplomas. You were studying with passion in very difficult times, marked with fear of the pandemic and now the war in Ukraine. With us are students from Ukraine who are going through unimaginable emotions; we have tried to be there for you, to support you."
Dr Szymańska-Czaplak added that the excellent preparation for professional work and the soft-skills acquired at the university will allow the graduates to find an excellent place on the labour market “You will be sought after by employers," she stressed.
The graduates received their diplomas from the hands of their supervisors, in the presence of the Dean and programme coordinators.
“I hope that their time at the university, their second home, will remain a very pleasant memory for our graduates, and the same time being a stage in their lives when they acquired skills and competences enabling them to fulfil their dreams," said Professor Pisarek, “I do wish them that all these dreams come true.”
The graduates were accompanied by their parents, siblings, spouses, children and friends. There were flowers, small gifts and congratulations.
An important moment of the ceremony was a joint photo in the courtyard of the Collegium Maius and the traditional tossing graduation caps in the air.