It's graduation time: Let me take a selfie

Posted by er134 at Jul 22, 2014 04:50 PM |
Watch a video of Leicester’s first on-stage graduation selfie
It's graduation time: Let me take a selfie

The infamous grad-selfie by Asad Qureshi with the Vice-Chancellor

Engineering graduate Asad Qureshi became the first person to snap an on-stage selfie with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess during his degree ceremony after accepting a dare from his friend.

Asad, 21, took the photograph using his mobile phone on stage at his degree congregation on Wednesday 16 July, prompting cheering and applause from the audience.

Rt Hon the Lord Grocott, Chancellor of the University, in his closing speech moments afterwards described the act as the "first-ever" at Leicester.

Asad, who graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, was described as a legend by his friends and family.

Watch the selfie video for yourself below:

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