Hosted via Facebook Live, students received congratulatory messages from staff and some of the college’s key partners, including Richard Naylor, Head of Academy Coaching at Hull City Football Club. More than 600 viewers tuned in live on Facebook and since they first aired over 7,500 of our students’ friends and family members, from as far away as Australia, have watched the ceremonies.

Bill Meredith, Chief Executive and Principal, said: “Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the class of 2020 have contributed to a fantastic year of success for the college. One of the most notable successes was when our Level 3 achievements were recognised as placing Bishop Burton College / Riseholme College in the top five percent of further education colleges nationally.

“For many of the class of 2020, this celebration marks the end of their college life and they will be using the skills and knowledge that they have gained to launch their careers in industry. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of the college staff, I know they are fully prepared to do so.”

The full ceremony is available to watch via YouTube now.

Bishop Burton College strives to continuously improve to ensure its students have the best chance of success. As well as a major review of its curriculum alongside students, staff, employers and other stakeholders, the college’s reputation as one of the country’s leading land-based colleges has been enhanced by its involvement in the establishment of two regional Institutes of Technology. The Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology at Bishop Burton College and the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology at Riseholme College’s Showground campus. Both of these institutes will focus on higher level skills with a precision agriculture specialism. The building works will commence shortly.

Places are still available on some of the courses available at Bishop Burton College and University Centre. Find the course for you and apply now.