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This year's graduates celebrating their success

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at Wakefield Cathedral last Saturday to see students from the University Centre at Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony.  This year’s guest speaker Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, took the opportunity to praise the College for its hard work and congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

 Mark recounted his time as a student and offered advice to graduates on how they can make the most of their new qualifications and go onto achieve success in their chosen field.

 Mark said: “I was honoured to be this year’s guest speaker and award graduates their hard earned scrolls which was a real pleasure. I wish the graduates all the best for the future in whatever they choose to do, I am sure they will be successful and hope I was able offer encouragement through my own personal experiences and journey."

 Wakefield College Principal, Sam Wright, said, “The annual graduation ceremony is a significant event in our calendar where College staff, students, friends and families come together to celebrate the achievements of our HE learners. Saturday’s event was another proud moment for me as Principal and I was delighted to be there to celebrate our learners’ success.” 

This year in excess of 300 students achieved a Higher Education qualification at the College’s University Centre including Higher National Diplomas, Higher National Certificates, Foundation Degrees and Degrees in a wide variety of areas including Education, Computing, HR, Childhood Studies, Care, Sports, Music, Engineering, Business and Management, Web Design, Theatre, Art & Design and Accounting. 

The University Centre at Wakefield College has seen sustained growth in applications over the last few years and has ambitious plans to further develop its HE curriculum. For more information on HE courses available at the University Centre at Wakefield College, call 01924 789111 or email courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 16 November, 2016

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