Graduates over the moon as they celebrate next to spaceship

Proud parents and partners filled Peterborough Cathedral as students collected their degrees at a graduation ceremony.

Saturday, 6th October 2018, 12:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 1:14 pm
Anglia Ruskin students at their graduation ceremony at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-180310-083303009

Around 200 graduates were at the historic cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate passing their courses at Anglia Ruskin University.

The students had been studying at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, based in Guild House in Oundle Road, Woodston,

The graduates wore their gowns and hats for the ceremony, which took place in the shadow of Tim Peake’s Soyuz space capsule - which provided a unique photo opportunity on their special day.

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Along with friends and family, the students were joined by dignitaries from the university, and deputy mayor and mayoress of Peterborough Cllrs John and Judy Fox.

The ceremony is the second graduation service to be held at Peterborough Cathedral, following a similar event last week.