This week will see around 3,000 more of our students receive their awards at the summer graduation ceremonies. It is fantastic to welcome so many friends and family to Bradford to take part in the celebrations. We also celebrate the success of the University, and take the opportunity thank all those external partners and organisations that have given us such wonderful support in 2010, at our Gala Dinner on Wednesday.
I also have the pleasure of welcoming one of our associate institutes, the Management Development Institute in Singapore (MDIS), to Bradford. MDIS deliver a range of our programmes from the School of Management with more than 5,000 students having graduated from the programme since the school began its link with MDIS in 1993. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to discuss our continued partnership and it is great that the MDIS can join us for our various celebrations throughout the week.