On Tuesday 21st September, 2021, we celebrated our second virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate our fifth undergraduate graduating cohort. This ceremony was presided over by Lancaster’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Andy Schofield and broadcast on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Click here to watch the graduation ceremony.
Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) is a partnership between Lancaster University (LU) and Transnational Academic Group Ghana (TAG Ghana). LUG provides a world class degree in Ghana delivered by exceptional academic staff, with outstanding student support, scholarships, and a family friendly experience. It is the only UK university branch campus delivering a British degree in sub-Saharan Africa and provides a global pathway for all its graduates. LUG has a distinctive approach to education focusing on helping its graduates develop a creative approach to problem solving, an ethic of service, and the ability to meet the very considerable challenges that lie ahead of them.
For over 50 years Lancaster University has been providing World Class education to students across the world. Out of over 120 UK Universities, Lancaster University is consistently ranked in the Top 20 of all 3 UK league tables. The university is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.
Since its inauguration in 2013, LUG has grown from 67 students, to over 500 students, with now over 400 alumni from the campus in Accra. This branch campus offers the same high quality Lancaster degree right here in Accra. Students also have the opportunity to participate in many exchange programmes throughout their academic journey. Alumni have gone on to further study in countries such as Mauritius, the UK and USA, and to work in industries such as telecommunication, education, banking and finance and oil and gas, with a number of them having started their own businesses after graduation.
At this year’s virtual graduation, the university awarded seventy-two students Bachelor’s Degrees in the following courses: Economics and International Relations, Politics and International Relations, Accounting and Finance, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Marketing and Law. This diverse cohort had students from various countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Lebanon. This cohort completed part of their second and final years of study online, and then through a blended learning model due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making them a very unique and exceptional batch of students.
At the ceremony, special awards were presented to outstanding students for their academic achievements. The Chancellor’s Medal was awarded to Awurakua Afaribea Yirrah (LLB Hons Law), for being the most meritorious students in the cohort. In addition, The Founders’ Award, which recognises the students who best embody the values of TAG (Loyalty, Integrity, Attitude, Competence and Commitment), and has demonstrated this throughout their time at the University, was presented to Manuella Makafui Afi Dossouvi (Ba Hons Economics & International Relations). The Lancaster Award, which acknowledges students’ extracurricular activities which enhance employability was also presented to twelve students.
LUG offers a Foundation programme, Undergraduate programmes, and the two-year part-time Executive MBA, and is still accepting applications for the October 2021 and January 2022 intakes. For more information call +233 (0) 30 274 7700.