Peterborough graduates’ pride at spectacular ceremony

UCP - 2018 Graduation: pics: Alan Bennett / Media Imaging Solutions.
UCP - 2018 Graduation: pics: Alan Bennett / Media Imaging Solutions.
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Proud graduates paraded through Peterborough after passing courses with flying colours.

Students from University Centre Peterborough donned caps and gowns for the traditional ceremony last week, which started with a procession through the city centre.

The procession, which started at The Bull Hotel a was led by Deputy Mayor of Peterborough cllr John Fox, who also led the ceremony itself.

The Cathedral was packed with the students themselves, and their families

The graduates have studied a variety of degree programmes including Accounting, Bioscience, Computing, Criminology, English Literature, Performing Arts, Sociology and Sports Coaching. Many of the graduates have already secured full-time work in their chosen careers and will remain and work in the area.

Liz Knight, Academic Director at University Centre Peterborough said “This is the most important day in the University Centre calendar and we congratulate all of our students and extend our very best wishes for their future careers. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to family, friends and businesses that have supported our graduates during their study time.”

A special award was presented on the evening to Sharon Boswell who graduated after studying a BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree. Sharon received ‘The Vice Chancellor’s Leader Award’ which was presented by Anglia Ruskin University in recognition of her contribution to the community. Just six awards are available each year out of all the students who study at Anglia Ruskin University and University Centre Peterborough.