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Graduation Day

A celebration of our students’ academic and personal achievements

You’ve worked hard, attending lectures, preparing presentations, burning the midnight oil to complete assignments, revising for exams, or working on your portfolio. We hope you’ve played hard too, making lasting friendships and perhaps taking up new interests.

7th October, 2021

Dear student

Congratulations on successfully completing your higher education qualification here at the University Centre at Wakefield College. The last 18 months have been difficult for everyone especially for you, our students, who have defied the odds and continued to excel in your academic achievements.

One of my personal highlights each year is the graduation ceremony that we hold in Wakefield Cathedral where we come together to celebrate your success. COVID-19 has caused disruption to everyone’s lives, and it has been impossible to hold large scale events.

Our Marketing Department has been working hard behind the scenes over the last few weeks to ensure we can offer our students and families the graduation experience you deserve.

The graduation ceremony is months in planning and involves several key partners working together including the venue, robing and photography company, caterers, The Highways Agency and others. Issues such as availability of venues, capacity restrictions, availability of robing services etc all determine when and how we can hold our graduation ceremony.

As restrictions end and venues start to fully open up, we are now seeing light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m delighted to announce we will be holding our ceremony on Saturday 26th February, 2022. Students who successfully completed their studies in 2020 and 2021 will be eligible to take part alongside their friends and families.

We apologise for the delays in releasing this information, however we wanted to ensure that we had specific details confirmed before we could let everyone know. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

We are really excited to welcome you back to UCW to celebrate your graduation early next year.

If you are interested in attending, then please complete the short online form below so we can ascertain numbers to help with planning.

Please visit tinyurl.com/UCWgraduation.

If you have any other questions, please email marketing@wakefield.ac.uk

Clare Hagerup,
Director of Higher Education

Receiving your Degree, Diploma or Certificate is the crowning moment of your Higher Education experience and we want your Graduation Ceremony to be something you’ll always remember.

Graduation Day is one of the most important days in the University Centre’s calendar – a celebration of our student’s achievements, both academically and personally, during their time with us.

A highlight of the day is the procession of College staff, Governors, guests and graduates, which leaves the Wakefield City Campus on Margaret Street, and, headed by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Wakefield Metropolitan District, parades along Wood Street to the City’s Cathedral for the Ceremony itself.

Once at Wakefield Cathedral Graduates are presented with their certificates by a guest speaker.

It’s a wonderful occasion and one which we’re sure you won’t want to miss.

Enjoy your special day – you’ve earned it.

Graduation Day

01.00pm, Wednesday, 6 November, 2024

Wakefield Cathedral

Our Graduation Ceremony is a significant occasion, not just for the College, but for the community of the Wakefield District. It is great to see so many friends and family members all together celebrating the achievements of our Higher Education students.
Andrew McConnell
Chair of Governors