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Higher education graduation ceremony celebrates students’ success

Proud parents, partners, friends, and families filled the pews of Bristol’s stunning cathedral on Saturday 19 November for our annual prestigious Higher Education Graduation Ceremony.

Around 100 higher education students attended the event, dressed in their caps and gowns to celebrate their achievements. The event really is a highlight in the College calendar for everyone.

Graduation guests enjoyed keynote speeches from Levi Roots, Chair of St Paul’s Carnival, musician, entrepreneur, and food writer (you might remember him from Dragons’ Den). Charmaine Lawrence, an entrepreneur born and bred in St Paul’s, as well as speeches from dignitaries from our university partners.

Vice Principal, Curriculum and Quality,  Catherine Howett attended the event with other members of staff, to congratulate students on completing their higher education courses. She said: “Students should be incredibly proud of themselves and their achievements.  This is the start of the journey and not the end”.

“Education changes lives, and City of Bristol College is committed to delivering first-class teaching for students to enable them to reach their full potential.

Lecturers and professional services staff were thrilled to celebrate with students and be a part of their special day.  Lecturers called students to the stage as family and friends cheered and clapped, there was a buzz of excitement throughout the ceremony.

The event also celebrated three students who were awarded a special graduation prize for their outstanding efforts and achievements.

More photos can be viewed on our social media channels.

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