Here at HTMi we feel very proud to announce that another challenging semester has come to an end. On Thursday, 8th June 2017 another fantastic Graduation & Awards Ceremony Summer 2017 took place in the Gottfried Keller Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Zürich, where we happily celebrated the achievements of our students and staff.
We welcomed the graduates of the undergraduate and post-graduate courses. In attendance to hand out the parchments were Prof. Paul Bartholomew, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), Prof. Una McMahon-Beattie, Head of Department Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Ms. Ursula Quinn, Senior Lecturer and HTMi Co-ordinator, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The post-graduate awards were handed out by Prof. Russell Rimmer, HTMi Professor of Research Development.
As with all previous graduation and award ceremonies, the excitement and tension grew towards the end of the awards ceremony where those students who won the Excellent Professional Behaviour & Attitude Awards, Ambassador Awards and the Excellent Student Awards waited patiently to find out where they will be going on the next HTMi Career Trip. Finally, the wait was over as after previous trips to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Thailand, and Berlin the students discovered that they are going on a career trip to visit the top hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
As Mr. Ian Larmour, Director of HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute said: “We are delighted that you chose to send your sons and daughters to study at our Institute, and entrust us with their preparation for careers in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The training and the courses today’s graduates have completed have been very intensive and challenging and indeed many of the students who are graduating today, have now come to the end of their preparations for the world of work.”