|Alexi Balian, Charlie Falconi, Tim Milson, Neil Whitman, Stephen Young.|
Our first graduating cohort aren't the first animation MAs in the world, but they are the first to get their MA purely online.
And, despite living in far-flung parts of the world, many came to Bucks for the graduation ceremony, for the chance to wear a robe and a silly hat and - at last! - meet up in person for the first time.
Alexi Balian and Stephen Young came all the way from Canada, and Charlie "Dutch" Falconi came even further - from Sacramento, California. For myself, Tim Milson and Neil Whitman, all we had to do was catch the train from London.
Graduation Day itself is something of a formality - you don't actually have to turn up, but today was an opportunity for our students to celebrate their achievement - graduating as Masters of Arts on the world's first online MA in Animation.
Many congratulations to Stephen Young, Neil Whitman, Sydney Padua, Alexi Balian, Tim Millson, Wallace Kariuki, Priyanka Chitnis, and Charlie "Dutch" Falconi.
You are our first graduates, and all now have the right to add the letters "MA" after your names. Well done to you all.
Many others will follow in your footsteps, you will always be the first.
For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.