The students, who graduated from programmes in subject areas including agriculture, animal management and equine, were told they can now go on to achieve anything they set their minds to.
Bill Meredith, Chief Executive and Principal of Bishop Burton, near Beverley, told the assembled audience: “It has once more been a year of significant success for higher education at Bishop Burton.
“We continue to revalidate our programmes to make sure our students are fully prepared to enter the sector of their choosing at graduate level.
“Our annual dissertation showcase event is always a strong indicator of the standard of our student’s work and they excelled this year. Guests from a range of industries who attended were hugely impressed by the knowledge and skills demonstrated by students of all subject areas.
“Today is all about each and every one of our graduating students, who all deserve their moment in the spotlight. You have all done incredibly well and should be very proud of your achievements.”
He concluded by thanking the college staff who helped the students throughout their time at the university centre.
“I’d like to take the chance to thank all the staff for their contribution towards helping our students achieve their goals,” he said. “We wouldn’t be here today if we didn’t have an outstanding team of people and I know how proud the staff are to see their students graduating today.
“To all our graduates, I wish you the very best for your future careers. You have worked hard to get to this point and you deserve to celebrate your achievements.
“I’m sure you will go on to be extremely successful in your chosen field and I hope you will look back on your time with us fondly. We will certainly remember you.”
Delivering a vote of thanks at the ceremony, held at Beverley Minster, canine behaviour student Clare Barton said: “Today is about us all graduating from different subject areas.
“We progress onto the next chapter of our lives not only with our higher education qualifications, but also with memories and friendships that will last forever.”
College governor Ian Sackree concluded the ceremony by telling all the students: “Congratulations to you all. I’m happy to announce that you are all now officially graduates.”
The University Centre Bishop Burton runs a wide range of degree programmes in many different subject areas. Find the programme for you.