Date of release: Thursday, July 23, 2009

A1718-diversity-graduationBritainís Got Talent winner Ike Ezekwugo says the University of Greenwich has real star quality.

The Diversity man graduated this week and was joined by seven members of the group (right) who posed for pictures with countless graduates and their family members.

Ike says: ďWhat makes Greenwich a great place to study is the lecturers Ė they make the sessions really interesting and enjoyable. You come out of a lecture thinking youíve really learned something, and obviously itís a great place with an amazing history behind it. Iíd recommend anyone come here.

ďItís really exciting to graduate. Iíve got my family here and the rest of the guys, Iíve got my degree and Iím part of Diversity. I feel like I can do anything!

ďMy mum has always stressed how important education is so Iíve been focussed on university and getting a degree. You never know what could happen in the future Ė I could break my leg and not be able to dance Ė so this gives me something to fall back on. Itís vital for young people to study Ė education is such a big part of life.

ďI had a few friends who were already at Greenwich and that helped. I did my HND at the University of East London then Greenwich saw my results and let me start in the third year, so itís all gone pretty quickly!Ē

The 22-year-old from Leytonstone graduated with a BA in Human Resource Management at the universityís awards ceremony at the Greenwich campus in the Old Royal Naval College.

* If you are interested in applying for a course at Greenwich starting this September please call 0800 005 006 or visit www.gre.ac.uk/courses/clearing

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