Graduating MBBS class makes history at Queen Mary, Malta Campus

Join the first graduating MBBS class of Queen Mary, Malta Campus as they celebrate five years of hard work

Queen Mary, Malta Campus held its first ever graduation ceremony at the historic Cittadella on the island of Gozo: the ceremony saw addresses from His Excellency George Vella, President of Malta, the Honourable Prime Minster Robert Abela, as well as the President and Principal of Queen Mary, Malta Campus, Professor Colin Bailey. 

Speeches, celebrations and fully fledged doctors

Professor Colin Bailey opened Queen Mary, Malta Campus’ first-ever graduation event with a welcome.

“Your Excellency, honourable guests, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, friends and families as president of Queen Mary, University of London, welcome to our wonderful surroundings for this very special graduation,” he said.

Colin, speaking in the courtyard of Gozo’s iconic Citadella, highlighted the graduation ceremony as the most important event in the University calendar. He expressed pride for the occassion, noting that this particular graduation held extra significance as it marked the first graduation class of Queen Mary, Malta Campus.

‘We are a global university,’ he said. ‘We have our students across all our campuses coming from over 170 countries. You are the first graduates from our Malta Campus and the Class of 2022. You will always be remembered as the founding students of our Malta Campus. This is your special moment. You’ve worked incredibly hard to be here and your achievements. Your resilience is an inspiration to us all.’

A class of their own

Next up was Sophie Gomm, class president.

‘As students, we have all taken lots of different routes to get here. Whether straight out of school, graduates or professionals, whether UK based or coming from afar. Altogether we have had many trials and tribulations over the last five years, from one man and his digger, to being in a state-of-the-art fabulous medical school building and anatomy centre in the heart of Gozo.’

“To the class of 2022, congratulations. I cannot wait to see each of you become fantastic doctors.””
Dr Sophie Gomm