Around 100 undergraduates, all of whom took their degrees on a part-time basis celebrated reaching the end of their courses at a wonderful graduation ceremony held in the magnificent setting of Beverley Minster.
The students, all of whom studied at Bishop Burton College, graduated from a range of courses from Animal Management and Equine, to Canine Behaviour and Education and Training.
The ceremony, which took place on Saturday (3rd November), was presided over by Bishop Burton College Principal Jeanette Dawson OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Hull University Professor Glen Burgess who handed out the degrees and prizes, and the vicar of Beverley Minster Rev. Jeremy Fletcher.
Rev. Fletcher was delighted to be holding the graduation ceremony at the Minster, stating he was proud to be hosting a “wonderful celebration of hard work, achievement and future promise.”
The students who graduated at the ceremony join the 1100 full-time Further and Higher Education students who have also passed their courses with Bishop Burton College this year.
Principal Jeanette Dawson paid tribute to the hard work and commitment of the graduates, many of whom have families and go to work, while continuing their studies.
She said: “It’s fantastic to see so many students graduate – many of whom have had to juggle other commitments with their studies and whose achievements are truly amazing.
“The high number of students at the ceremony is testament to the fact that part-time study can, and does work, and offers those who have jobs and families the chance to develop their skills or learn new ones.
“To see these students pass their courses today, knowing they all have these other commitments makes me enormously proud of them and our staff."