University of Leicester Graduation Ceremony
Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester and Lady Burgess with Princess Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah of Brunei (seated) and her parents HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and HRH Princess Zariah.
Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 16 July 2012
Royalty graduated from the University of Leicester on Thursday 12 July.
Princess Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah of Brunei, daughter of HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and HRH Princess Zariah, was awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours at the University of Leicester.
Princess Khaliilah received her Degree from the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, in front of members of her family at the University’s Degree Ceremony at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Also in attendance was the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Jennifer Gretton, the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Abdul Osman, as well as other civic dignitaries from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Princess Khaliilah, who automatically becomes a member of the University of Leicester Alumni Association upon graduation, will retain a lifelong link with the University as a graduate. She received her award alongside hundreds of other students from the College of Science and Engineering and their families and joins more than 100,000 graduates who have received Degrees from the University of Leicester since the University was granted its Royal Charter in 1957.
Princess Khaliilah studied in the iconic, award winning, Grade 2-star Listed engineering building, designed by Sir James Stirling and James Gowan, a landmark in modern British architecture.
Dr Hans Bleijs, her academic tutor in the Department of Engineering, said: “It has been a pleasure to be Khaliilah’s tutor. She has been a very dedicated student who fully deserves her degree, and her pleasant character and her work ethos have made her an example for her fellow students. I wish her all the best with her further studies.”
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess said: “The quality of the University’s graduates is one its major assets and those graduating reflect not only their personal achievements but also the University’s success and high academic standards.”