Education Honorary Degree Ceremony


Find out about a unique event, celebrating our teaching alumni and their contributions to society

On 20 December 2018, Goldsmiths welcomed hundreds of teaching alumni back to campus for a special event where those who completed a Certificate in Education from Goldsmiths prior to 1981 received an Honorary Bachelor of Education.

The event celebrated extraordinary lifetime achievements and contributions to the community and teaching profession. Please find highlights of this special occasion below and view all the photos from the dayYou can also read about the event online.

Please note that consideration for the Honorary Bachelor of Education is now closed.

On the day of the Honorary Degree Ceremony for Certificate in Education alumni
Ceremony celebrating teaching alumni in the Great Hall
Speaker Marion Panzetta, Class of 1952
Head of Department of Educational Studies, Maggie Pitfield, speaking at ceremony
Alumna receiving Honorary Bachelor of Education
Alumni seated during ceremony in Great Hall
Alumni receiving Honorary Bachelor of Education
Alumni celebrating with family pre-ceremony
Guest helping alumni with graduation cap
Alumni sharing their stories with student in the Conversation Booth
Alumni looking at memory board
Alumni celebrating at the marquee reception
Alumnus celebrating with family at the marquee reception


Who to contact

Please note that consideration for the honorary degree is now closed.

If you have any other questions regarding your membership of the alumni community, for example, if you would like help to organise a reunion, please contact the Development and Alumni Office at alumni ( or 020 7896 2619.